3,930 ft
Distance
253 ft
Climb
-51 ft
Descent
00:17:23
Avg time

El Pollo Elastico Details

  • Riding area
    Galbraith
    Bellingham, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3829

El Pollo Elastico - The Rubber Chicken in Espanol - was built in the late 90's as a natural extension of Fire Circle trail and continues on with Ewok Village, which was originally called Lower Chicken. Combined with Cedar Dust and Bob's Trail, this route down from mid Galbraith was a multi-year effort of poking around in the woods after work with machetes and maddocks by Bob Torset, Tom Aeschliman and others. Pretty tame by today's standards, it is still a pretty flowy romp through the woods and clear cuts with obligatory roots and rocks and a few berms and jump thrown in. Also a pretty good alternate climb up verses Intestine or The Wall.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for El Pollo Elastico mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    202 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,048 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,256 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,048 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,250 ft
  • Grade
    5.134%
  • Grade max
    -10.074%
  • Grade min
    21.746%
  • Distance climb
    2,343 ft
  • Distance down
    1,007 ft
  • Distance flat
    579 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:53
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Status:
on Aug 2, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (9 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to el-pollo-elastico trailhead (48.725104, -122.417956)
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El Pollo Elastico Trail Reports

datedescription
Aug 2, 2018 @ 3:55pm
Aug 2, 2018
Jun 17, 2018 @ 11:42am
Jun 17, 2018
A little dusty and rocky but still lots of fun. A few birms had some ruts in them.
Jun 16, 2018 @ 11:13am
Jun 16, 2018
Mar 21, 2018 @ 4:52pm
Mar 21, 2018
No sign of the the downed tree mentioned in 1/22/18 report. Conditions running perfectly, though more rain is forecast.
Feb 5, 2018 @ 1:15pm
Feb 5, 2018
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El Pollo Elastico, Bellingham
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El Pollo Elastico, Bellingham

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