3,375 ft
Distance
43 ft
Climb
-266 ft
Descent
00:07:05
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lair of the Bear Trail


  • since 2015
    Builder

Lair of the Bear Details

  • Riding area
    Galbraith
    Bellingham, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
  • 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
More Stats for Lair of the Bear mountain bike 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
    00:07:05
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:12
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Status:
on Mar 30, 2018
Wet
Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Style
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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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Lair of the Bear Trail Reports

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Mar 31, 2017 @ 12:53pm
Mar 31, 2017
Lair of the Bear, Seattle
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Mar 31, 2017 @ 9:34am
Mar 31, 2017
Lair of the Bear, Bellingham
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Mar 31, 2017 @ 9:34am
Mar 31, 2017
Lair of the Bear, Bellingham
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Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:29am
Dec 14, 2016
Lair of the Bear, Bellingham

Routes with this trail

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SOUTH SIDE XC RIDE
7 miles
GLC
56 miles

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag ccracer (Jul 28, 2017 at 8:38)
 Great work on this new trail. An excellent option for descending after Whoopsie Woodle.
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