3,375 ft
Distance
43 ft
Climb
-266 ft
Descent
00:07:50
Avg time
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Lair of the Bear Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Galbraith
    Bellingham, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (9 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #2760 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #7034 in Trail Running
    • #23938 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 35 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015

Lair of the Bear is a primarily downhill XC/AM trail that was built as an extension to Whoopsie Woodle and Irish Death, and will drop riders down to the rock wall ride at the end of Atomic Dog. The trail starts with some classic Galbraith XC turns, then drops into the Chuckanut Creek ravine. The ravine section of the trail has a few short but steep (for Galbraith) downhill corners and some narrow benching with a bit of exposure to the right. The trail crosses a nice bridge over the creek which typically has water flowing most of the year for those riding with trail dogs. After crossing the bridge riders will enter the more open and undulating section of XC riding with another small rocked creek crossing near the bottom.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Lair of the Bear mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -224 ft
  • Altitude min
    857 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,082 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,081 ft
  • Altitude end
    857 ft
  • Grade
    -6.631%
  • Grade max
    -48.237%
  • Grade min
    29.8%
  • Distance climb
    594 ft
  • Distance down
    2,364 ft
  • Distance flat
    416 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:49
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on Aug 22, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.9 (21 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Lair of the Bear Trail Reports

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      Aug 22, 2021 @ 2:45pm
      Aug 22, 2021
      Aug 4, 2021 @ 1:42pm
      Aug 4, 2021
      May 19, 2021 @ 11:13am
      May 19, 2021
      Running well!
      Mar 22, 2021 @ 9:30am
      Mar 22, 2021
      Lots of tiny puddles but otherwise fine. Such a fun line!
      Jan 21, 2021 @ 1:59pm
      Jan 21, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 359 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,976 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 28, 2020 @ 7:48pm
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      Mar 31, 2017 @ 9:34am
      Mar 31, 2017
      879 |
      Mar 31, 2017 @ 9:34am
      Mar 31, 2017
      283 |
      Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:29am
      Dec 14, 2016

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      ccracer (Jul 28, 2017 at 8:38)
       Great work on this new trail. An excellent option for descending after Whoopsie Woodle.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      robbiekane (Aug 28, 2018 at 17:31)
       One of my favorites in galby.
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