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

El Pollo Elastico Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Galbraith
    Bellingham, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1826 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 50 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
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
    00:13:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:49
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Status:
on Nov 20, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.25 (21 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      El Pollo Elastico Trail Reports

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      Nov 20, 2020 @ 8:53am
      Nov 20, 2020
      Nov 13, 2020 @ 2:15pm
      Nov 13, 2020
      reporter
      Aug 21, 2020 @ 11:14pm
      Aug 21, 2020
      dirty remained grippy despite heavy rain today. Water runs down the trail rather than puddles up.
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 10:55pm
      Aug 5, 2020
      Dry but rolling nicely
      Jul 22, 2020 @ 10:48pm
      Jul 22, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 17 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 430 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,464 rides
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      Photos

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      13 |
      Dec 2, 2020 @ 5:28am
      Dec 2, 2020
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      Dec 2, 2020 @ 5:28am
      Dec 2, 2020
      81 |
      May 24, 2019 @ 4:03pm
      May 24, 2019
      134 |
      Jul 12, 2017 @ 12:04am
      Jul 12, 2017

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      El Pollo Elastico (MTB)
      0:42 | 333 | Nov 17, 2018 , Bellingham
      Follow Cam
      4:00 | 857 | Jul 21, 2010 , Bellingham
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