1.8 miles
Distance
716 ft
Climb
-540 ft
Descent
00:50:44
Avg time

247 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Anacortes Community Forest Lands
    Anacortes, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #67303 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #10965 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    10 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

This trail skirts around the southern base of Mt. Erie. Lots of tight rock sections, rock gardens, tight steep switchbacks and brutal punchy climbs make this trail a fun challenge for skilled riders - expect to push your bike here and there, but trail is mostly rideable.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for 247 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    177 ft
  • Altitude min
    298 ft
  • Altitude max
    594 ft
  • Altitude start
    322 ft
  • Altitude end
    498 ft
  • Grade
    1.86%
  • Grade max
    -58.894%
  • Grade min
    51.172%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    3,869 ft
  • Distance flat
    63 ft
  • Avg time
    00:50:44
  • Avg reverse time
    00:37:19
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Status:
on Jan 9, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.9 (8 votes)
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      247 Trail Reports

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      Jan 9, 2021 @ 5:39pm
      Jan 9, 2021
      for me 11 spots I had put a foot down or push. between 50 yards and 100 yards of walking. Goal is walking only 5 spots 50 yards.
      Apr 5, 2020 @ 10:39am
      Apr 5, 2020
      Mar 20, 2020 @ 11:23am
      Mar 20, 2020
      Good shape. No trees on the trail. I rode it opposite of what trialforks shows... punchy climbs make it a challenge. More technical on the Western...
      Dec 7, 2019 @ 11:11am
      Dec 7, 2019
      Aug 8, 2019 @ 4:32pm
      Aug 8, 2019
      Multiple trees down, blocking the trail completely in one place. Plants and blackberry bushes are overgrown in places.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 11 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 105 rides
      • Last: Feb 4, 2023

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      chucknasty (Feb 6, 2021 at 17:24)
      I think the comments on here are a little misleading so this comment is for anyone thinking about riding this trail. 1. definitely ride the opposite direction of what trailforks lists it (this would mean east to west). 2. It's not actually a "technical challenge" in the way I was expecting (I was thinking rocks and roots), it's just extremely steep and punchy so it's more of a fitness/leg power challenge then a test of skills. 3. I found the downhill sections to be not very fun since they were mostly just extremely steep switch backs with a very low average speed.

      Props to anyone who can clean it, you have my respect.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      i-g-o-r (Dec 7, 2019 at 18:32)
      The best trail at ACFL if you can handle the punchy climbs. I usually ride in the opposite direction than in Trailforks and can clear everything on a good (dry) day. The view at the bench used to be better but the trees are too tall now Smile
      Haven't tried it in the Trailforks direction in many years. May not be totally ridable that way.
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      • - 1
      Peterrt (Sep 9, 2019 at 1:42)
      Don’t waste your time riding this trail. It is one of the worst mountain biking trails at ACFL I have ridden. I spent most of the ride off my bike than on it do to the very steep climbs and crappy design of the trail. My suggestion is to ride any of the other great trails at ACFL.
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      • + 2
      Emichael (Aug 31, 2018 at 15:48)
      This trail is fun if you liking hiking for half of it. The parts that are rideable are fun and very challenging, but I was off the bike as much as I was on it. Not really my cup of tea.
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      • + 2
      robtheripper48 (Jul 20, 2018 at 20:24)
      This trail is no joke. Such a great challenge of both skills and fitness.
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