15 miles
Distance
5,041 ft
Climb
-5,044 ft
Descent
2,231 ft
High Point

This is a nice loop that takes you over most of Blanchard mountain trails. Make sure to take the side trip to Samish overlook for spectacular views.
On the way back, you can take Alternate Incline down and then a mile down the road instead of Lily Lizard trail to shorten the ride if needed.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Most of Blanchard mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    649 ft
  • Altitude start
    681 ft
  • Altitude end
    680 ft
  • Grade
    -0.001%
  • Grade max
    -53.796%
  • Grade min
    58.542%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Green
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Lower Blanchard Mountain
      Dec 19, 2018 @ 3:06pm
      Dec 19, 2018
      One tree to duck under
      Lilly, Lizard Lake Trail
      Dec 19, 2018 @ 3:06pm
      Dec 19, 2018
      PNW Trail Connector
      Dec 19, 2018 @ 3:06pm
      Dec 19, 2018
      One tree to walk over.
      Max's Shortcut
      Dec 19, 2018 @ 3:06pm
      Dec 19, 2018
      Large tree in trail midway
      Lilly Lizard Connector
      Dec 19, 2018 @ 3:06pm
      Dec 19, 2018
      All Roots Are Slick
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