2,356 ft
Distance
10 ft
Climb
-337 ft
Descent
00:04:35
Avg time

Evolution Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Galbraith
    Bellingham, Washington
  • AKA
    EVO
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Pump Track, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #81 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking

Evolution (or Evo) dishes up a sophisticated blend of jumps, ladders, and drops during the half mile between the summit and RD 3000.

Evo kicks things off with a series of doubles before winding towards a long log ride feature called the Stinger (rebuilt in early 2015). The next section offers a couple of small trail-drops and table tops before arriving at a duo of abrupt ladder drops (ride arounds are present).

An off-camber sandstone slab represents the last of the rougher riding – giving way into a section of doubles before arriving back at the road. Head left to connect with either Pump Track or Unemployment Line.

Access Info

Follow the doubletrack road all the way to the towers at the top of the hill. Just keep going. There is artistic signage that marks the trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Evolution bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -327 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,454 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,781 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,781 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,454 ft
  • Grade
    -13.89%
  • Grade max
    -31.813%
  • Grade min
    9.586%
  • Distance climb
    108 ft
  • Distance down
    2,248 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:12
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Status:
on Oct 16, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.75 (72 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • 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
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Evolution Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 5:43pm
      Oct 16, 2019
      A bit greasy but overall surprisingly good
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 9:57am
      Sep 28, 2019
      Wicked good riding.
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 10:03am
      Sep 14, 2019
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 12:36pm
      Sep 3, 2019
      Running great, dry overall but nowhere that was loose/dusty enough to feel sketchy.
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 11:26am
      Sep 3, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,834 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,866 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      6 |
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 9:58pm
      Oct 17, 2019
      33 |
      Jun 8, 2019 @ 10:34am
      Jun 8, 2019
      199 |
      Jun 11, 2017 @ 9:58pm
      Jun 11, 2017
      302 |
      Feb 22, 2017 @ 11:28am
      Feb 22, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      9 miles
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      11 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag originalsamhill (Apr 20, 2019 at 5:56)
       This trail is closed due to logging
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag masonguy (May 15, 2019 at 13:09)
       FYI. It has now been reopened!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag XU12XU (Jun 16, 2019 at 21:55)
       Evo's reputation is too big for how short it is, but its undeniably an absolute 3 minute blast for advanced riders.
      [Reply]

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