1 miles
Distance
26 ft
Climb
-651 ft
Descent
00:08:19
Avg time

Air Chair Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Galbraith
    Bellingham, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (7 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    April-October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #3037 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The top part of the trail is a flow trail with optional jumps and fun flowy berms. The bottom two-thirds of the trail is a rooty tech trail, with buff berms, drops and a huge unforgiving rock face. Tons of steep downhill sections that many find difficult. The trail is still fun but requires caution.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Air Chair bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -625 ft
  • Altitude min
    599 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,224 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,224 ft
  • Altitude end
    599 ft
  • Grade
    -9.717%
  • Grade max
    -40.066%
  • Grade min
    6.618%
  • Distance climb
    775 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    234 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:19
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:21
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Status:
on Sep 28, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.7 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • 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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      Air Chair Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 4:49pm
      Sep 28, 2019
      Another tree down shortly after the other 8-10” diameter
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 4:45pm
      Sep 28, 2019
      Large tree down on the exit of air chair. Right near the bottom. 29” wheels
      Sep 23, 2019 @ 8:39am
      Sep 23, 2019
      Aug 29, 2019 @ 4:44pm
      Aug 29, 2019
      Very dry and chunky at the moment. Some rain would be helpful.
      Aug 29, 2019 @ 11:12am
      Aug 29, 2019
      Extremely dry and loose in the steep twisty sections. Still a blast to ride but if you don't like skidding around in moon dust I'd stick to SST...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 384 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 679 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      19 |
      Sep 13, 2019 @ 3:15pm
      Sep 13, 2019
      19 |
      Sep 13, 2019 @ 3:14pm
      Sep 13, 2019
      814 |
      Aug 7, 2017 @ 8:10am
      Aug 7, 2017
      667 |
      May 21, 2017 @ 11:08am
      May 21, 2017
      | 4 comments

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Ridge to Family Fun to El Pollo Elastico to Dragonfly to Air Chair
      5 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag adammattessich (Jun 17, 2018 at 9:50)
       Fast natural terrain trail with small drops and rollers. Make sure you get your front wheel up when going off the small log drop near the top. Would be easy to do an endo on that one. One of my favorite trails in Galbraith.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag constermonster12 (Jul 18, 2018 at 23:22)
       Upper half is a absolute dust bowl. Would recommend riding oriental express instead.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag masonguy (Jan 16, 2019 at 18:59)
       absolute banger
      [Reply]

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