1,747 ft
68 ft
-237 ft
Avg time


  • Riding Area
    Japanese Gulch
    Mukilteo, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

This little used trail makes a great non fall-line descending trail that drops down to the railroad tracks. The trail is such that it is possible to climb up it, however it's much more fun using gravity to suck you down through the twists and turns.

The trail is narrow and has some level of fall hazard which is the only reason this trail is marked as a black diamond. It's a hard blue in truth. As Japanese gulch goes, very root free.

Access Info

Access from the main ridge trail

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Black Dragon Society (B.D.S) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -169 ft
  • Altitude min
    378 ft
  • Altitude max
    556 ft
  • Altitude start
    547 ft
  • Altitude end
    378 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    448 ft
  • Distance down
    1,245 ft
  • Distance flat
    54 ft
  • Avg time
  • view trail stats
on Sep 19, 2018
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to black-dragon-society-b-d-s trailhead (47.932720, -122.289080)
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Black Dragon... Trail Reports

Sep 19, 2018 @ 3:22pm
Sep 19, 2018
reporter Trail is running clear and well. Well bushed out at the top half. Bottom gets a bit narrower, but very acceptable. A new bridge has been built...
Jul 3, 2018 @ 6:07pm
Jul 3, 2018
reporter Top half has been bushed out (meaning improved). Bottom half is full on Tarzan! Still very rideable for me and my ten year old. Knocked down...
Jun 7, 2018 @ 10:08am
Jun 7, 2018
reporter Bushy, in better shape than this winter.
Jan 8, 2018 @ 8:07pm
Jan 8, 2018
Large tree blocking multiple parts of the trail (corner before and after a berm), muddy, lots of erosion, not very pleasant.
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Oct 14, 2018 @ 8:47pm
Oct 14, 2018
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Oct 14, 2018 @ 8:13pm
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Oct 14, 2018 @ 8:13pm
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Sep 20, 2018 @ 10:34am
Sep 20, 2018
Black Dragon Society (B.D.S)

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag Vnasty (Jan 8, 2018 at 14:15)
 Abandoned overgrown ass route, mapping is also pretty inaccurate. Not sure why this got added so recently.
  • + 1
flag boxxerace TRAILFORKS (Jan 9, 2018 at 13:31)
 Are you sure you caught the right trail? This one is narrow, but it's not overgrown or abandoned. Working on getting Japanese Gulch updated, however GPS tracks are only as good as what's produced off of a phone. This trail should be singletrack all the way down and not the trail with any of the old jumps or the big washed out hill with the rope swing, if by chance that was what you were referring too. Thanks for the feedback.

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