3,930 ft
Distance
253 ft
Climb
-51 ft
Descent
00:16:31
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
    #1826 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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.

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More Stats for El Pollo Elastico 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
    00:16:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:53
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Status:
on Oct 4, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.35 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      El Pollo Elastico Trail Reports

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      Oct 4, 2018 @ 5:36pm
      Oct 4, 2018
      Sep 6, 2018 @ 5:34pm
      Sep 6, 2018
      Sep 4, 2018 @ 6:01pm
      Sep 4, 2018
      So dry that it is very loose in places.
      Aug 22, 2018 @ 5:00am
      Aug 22, 2018
      Aug 21, 2018 @ 12:31pm
      Aug 21, 2018
      reporter Reminder folks! We’re asking everyone to stay off of Galbraith today. Spraying is occurring this AM on many of the roads.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 258 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,008 rides
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      Photos

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      8 |
      Oct 30, 2018 @ 11:18am
      Oct 30, 2018
      El Pollo Elastico, Snohomish
      51 |
      Jul 12, 2017 @ 12:05am
      Jul 12, 2017
      El Pollo Elastico, Bellingham
      42 |
      Jul 12, 2017 @ 12:04am
      Jul 12, 2017
      El Pollo Elastico, Bellingham
      60 |
      Jul 12, 2017 @ 12:04am
      Jul 12, 2017
      El Pollo Elastico, Bellingham

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