5 miles
535 ft
-566 ft
1,824 ft
High Point

5 mile beginner loop from Galbraith lot. From the parking lot head up Bear Meadows Rd (tar) for 2.6 miles. The tar will end around 2 miles, you keep going on the dirt road until you see the Kettle trail sign on the right. This section of Kettle Trail is easy, no rock gardens, follow that until it intersects with Lonberger Path. Make the right and follow the trail across the logging road. At this point it will be challenging, it has become more rocky over the years here so it might be a short walk (20yds) for some until their skills increase. You might run into 2 or 3 more sections like this before the trail smooths out. Follow the trail back for approx. 2 miles before it makes a posted right that takes you down the "yellow brick road" and drops you out on Laurel Run Rd. Either make a right back to Bear Meadows Rd or a left and across the bridge followed by an immediate right onto Galbraith Gap trail. At the end when it meets the tar road keep going straight back to the lot

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  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
More Stats for Galbraith Beginner 5 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -32 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,342 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,374 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,342 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,079 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Trail Etiquette With Chaz
Trail Etiquette With Chaz
3:40 | 14136 | comments: 4 | favs: 174
Oct 11, 2016
Sometimes it's about what not to do. This is the 2016 submission to the Shoot The Trails film contest from Transition bikes that took first place.
Kettle Trail
Kettle Trail
3:20 | 188 | comments: 1 | favs:
Nov 16, 2012
A good steep way to end a long ride

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Galbraith Gap Trail
Dec 7, 2018 @ 3:15pm
Dec 7, 2018
Lonberger Path
Sep 1, 2018 @ 10:57am
Sep 1, 2018
Two small trees down reporter
Kettle Trail
Aug 5, 2018 @ 5:10am
Aug 5, 2018
Bear Meadows Rd
Sep 26, 2017 @ 6:09am
Sep 26, 2017
Laurel Run Road
Aug 7, 2015 @ 6:29am
Aug 7, 2015
DNCR has road closed for culvert replacement just after the first bridge from the Bear Meadows side
more reports »
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