2 miles
Distance
471 ft
Climb
-1,397 ft
Descent
1,737 ft
High Point

This is one of our favorite flow routes in Whatcom County and is featured in Freehub Magazine's North Cascades Photo Book, Issue 9.3.

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Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition (wmbcmtb.org)
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Trails in Route

Cougar Ridge2 miles

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • eBike Allowed
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for Freehub Magazine: Cougar Ridge mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -926 ft
  • Altitude min
    612 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,641 ft
  • Altitude end
    716 ft
  • Grade
    -8.029%
  • Grade max
    -77.167%
  • Grade min
    41.279%
  • Distance climb
    3,482 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    843 ft
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
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  • Both Directions
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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