3,930 ft
Distance
253 ft
Climb
-51 ft
Descent
00:13:16
Avg time

El Pollo Elastico Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Galbraith
    Bellingham, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1437 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2631 in Trail Running
    • #46236 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking

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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for El Pollo Elastico mountain bike trail 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
    00:13:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:41
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Status:
on Jan 16, 2022
Variable
Avg: 4.25 (24 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      El Pollo Elastico Trail Reports

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      Jan 16, 2022 @ 11:40am
      Jan 16, 2022
      Jan 13, 2022 @ 3:20pm
      Jan 13, 2022
      No snow, merely damp with a few puddles.
      Dec 30, 2021 @ 1:41pm
      Dec 30, 2021
      Loose deep snow, tough going on foot today, very few tracks.
      Dec 11, 2021 @ 11:38am
      Dec 11, 2021
      Nov 24, 2021 @ 8:26am
      Nov 24, 2021
      Mostly ideal with a few squishy spots and puddles.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 304 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,464 rides
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      Photos

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      Dec 2, 2020 @ 5:28am
      Dec 2, 2020
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      Dec 2, 2020 @ 5:28am
      Dec 2, 2020
      120 |
      May 24, 2019 @ 4:03pm
      May 24, 2019
      190 |
      Jul 12, 2017 @ 12:04am
      Jul 12, 2017

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      savagefilms (Mar 31, 2021 at 6:55)
       Rode down this trail yesterday for the first time. It’s really fun! Great corners plus a bonus rock roll. Would recommend
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      GalbraithShredder75 (Jan 10, 2022 at 14:55)
       Actually one of my favorites on the mountain. A nice technical XC trail with tons of roots and rocks with some good descending. Good rock roll too!
      [Reply]

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