4,547 ft
Distance
58 ft
Climb
-254 ft
Descent
00:07:14
Avg time

Keystone 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
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking

Keystone is one of the original singletrack trails on Galbraith, dating back to the dawn of mountain biking. Probably originally created by motos, it was mostly clear cut a few years ago and re-routed and completely rebuilt - including an awesome bridge across the gorge at the bottom. Most people ride Keystone down hill and connect with Bottle Opener to access Oly or Keiser trails, although it rides uphill well and will put you out at the bottom of Wonderland if the goal is to climb to the Towers on singletrack.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Keystone mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -196 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,302 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,503 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,498 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,302 ft
  • Grade
    -4.317%
  • Grade max
    -25.324%
  • Grade min
    16.494%
  • Distance climb
    1,034 ft
  • Distance down
    2,860 ft
  • Distance flat
    654 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:40
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Status:
on Feb 12, 2018
Icy
Avg: 3.7 (7 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to keystone trailhead (48.714910, -122.389680)
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Keystone Trail Reports

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Feb 12, 2018 @ 4:22pm
Feb 12, 2018
Lower sunny sections that thaw in the sun are muddy.
Jan 20, 2018 @ 9:54pm
Jan 20, 2018
Dec 10, 2017 @ 5:54pm
Dec 10, 2017
Dec 2, 2017 @ 2:15pm
Dec 2, 2017
Quite a bit of standing water on trail. Took a fall on Freedom Bridge and nearly lost bike over the edge - need to slow down a bit, it is slick....
Nov 10, 2017 @ 3:00pm
Nov 10, 2017
Particularly sloppy near freedom bridge (of course), otherwise pretty tight for being wet
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Jan 1, 2015 @ 8:13pm
Jan 1, 2015
Keystone, Bellingham
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Jan 1, 2015 @ 8:13pm
Jan 1, 2015
Keystone, Bellingham
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Sep 22, 2014 @ 9:40pm
Sep 22, 2014
Keystone, Bellingham
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Nov 6, 2010 @ 11:51pm
Nov 6, 2010
Keystone, Bellingham

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag jefe (Apr 3, 2017 at 9:45)
 Good climbing trail, poor descent even for beginners. Nearby Happy Hour is a much better way down for all skill levels.
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