2.3 miles
Distance
118 ft
Climb
-1,693 ft
Descent
00:34:04
Avg time

Brown Pow Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Lake Whatcom Park
    Bellingham, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Gap Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3950 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2019

[L=https://www.trailforks.com/trails/brown-pow/]While fully rideable, Brown Pow is still in the midst of work and has a lot of projects to be completed on the upper section. The lower bridge still needs both approaches to be completed in the next month. Long-term, this trail will start at the top of Stewart Mountain.

Access Info

Climb up the new Chanterelle climbing trail to the viewpoint. Then take the left into the upper Chanterelle trail. Follow that to the turnoff that takes you under the power lines and cross the Wickersham Truck Trail road. Follow the access road and find the entrance to the top of Brown Pow on your left.

Disclaimer

Respect the trail, trail builders and the property.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Brown Pow mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,575 ft
  • Altitude min
    603 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,257 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,178 ft
  • Altitude end
    604 ft
  • Grade
    -12.8%
  • Grade max
    -48.4%
  • Grade min
    29.7%
  • Distance climb
    1,417 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    581 ft
  • Avg time
    00:34:04
  • Avg reverse time
    01:18:29
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Status:
on Dec 3, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.6 (28 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Brown Pow Trail Reports

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      Dec 3, 2021 @ 11:05am
      1 hours
      Running well. 6-7 trees down most of which will require a chainsaw
      Dec 2, 2021 @ 2:47pm
      22 hours
      Dec 2, 2021 @ 2:47pm
      22 hours
      Tree down on lower half just below the cut out
      Nov 13, 2021 @ 8:30am
      Nov 13, 2021
      4 trees down as of Sat the 13th
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 8:22am
      Nov 7, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 277 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 670 rides
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      Oct 8, 2021 @ 4:38pm
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      Oct 8, 2021 @ 4:38pm
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      Jul 18, 2020 @ 9:47pm
      Jul 18, 2020
      369 |
      Jan 2, 2020 @ 6:14pm
      Jan 2, 2020

      10 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      Amartincer (Apr 27, 2020 at 13:07)
       Excellent and very fast DH trail. It has a couple of advanced berms/switchbacks. Definitively not for beginners.Intermediate and advance riders will find it exquisite.This is a truly hidden gem. Congrats to trail builders.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      Patchydrizzl (May 20, 2020 at 16:11)
       Dont come here....Def not worth it.....
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      • + 1
      WearetheFergusons (Jun 24, 2020 at 16:05)
       Definitely not for beginners. Lots of eating sh*t ???? Not going back here. It’s not fun.
      [Reply]
      • - 3
      chunky-tech-doctor (Jul 10, 2020 at 8:45)
       Trails is flat berms no jumps no rock gardens its just a flat flow trail
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      • + 1
      ukducks (Aug 18, 2020 at 8:37)
       I enjoyed the top and bottom thirds of the trail but struggled in the mid section. Steep switchbacks, dusty and somewhat sketchy in parts - I spend too much time skidding rather than rolling. More advanced riders would probably enjoy.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      LeviaGZRIL (Oct 27, 2020 at 18:37)
       Very technical in parts and flow-y in others. Definitely meant for down hill bikes and confident intermediate to expert riders.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      jgansler (Nov 21, 2020 at 12:40)
       Really fun but pretty pedaly. Worth doing but not full on dh experience
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      DanJLangston (Jan 23, 2021 at 20:11)
       Very fun in parts. I am a big fan of the "roughed in" trail style. Good amount of tech flow in the top, or just flow near the bottom. My complaint is that right when the going gets good, the trail will randomly have pedal bits, that don't seem to link well with the rest of the trail. If this trail was consistent downhill I would rate it better. Just my 2p that no one asked for.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      allredbikes (Mar 23, 2021 at 17:10)
       Not much flow, technical in some parts, quite a bit of pedaling. The trail builders definitely had a lot of work, congrats on getting this trail up, I’m sure it’ll get better over time.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Kona2001 (Mar 31, 2021 at 23:00)
       Bottom half is fun.
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