8 miles
Distance
1,391 ft
Climb
-4,229 ft
Descent
1 miles
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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Trails in Route

Kachess7 miles

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
More Stats for Freehub Magazine: Kachess mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,839 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,394 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,233 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,394 ft
  • Grade
    -6.528%
  • Grade max
    -78.617%
  • Grade min
    47.818%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,204 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Kachess Ridge Trail
Kachess Ridge Trail
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Sep 22, 2016
Kachess Ridge Helmet Cam
Kachess Ridge Helmet Cam
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Mar 22, 2010
Nice shuttle ride at Kachess Ridge, fun flowy downhill trails with great scenery
Lower Kachess Ridge
Lower Kachess Ridge
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Jan 24, 2014
Riding the very last section of Kachess ridge last summer. Throwbacks to sunny long days can be nice right about now. And when I say "that was...

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Kachess
Sep 9, 2018 @ 8:52pm
Sep 9, 2018
Seems more blown out in the upper forest sections than the past few years. Still great fun but getting loose and drifty. This weeks rain should do some good. Reminder to watch for hikers and horses on this one, with shuttle services going up there now we have to still remember that this is a multi-use trail and there are a lot of blind corners.
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