3,930 ft
Distance
253 ft
Climb
-51 ft
Descent
00:13:08
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El Pollo Elastico Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-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
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in E-Biking
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 70 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
    00:13:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:06
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on Jun 22, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.25 (31 votes)
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      El Pollo Elastico Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 26 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 586 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • 5,790 rides
      • Last: Jun 23, 2024

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      Dec 2, 2020 @ 5:28am
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      Jun 3, 2024 @ 6:32pm
      Jun 3, 2024
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      May 8, 2022 @ 9:04pm
      May 8, 2022

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