3,766 ft
87 ft
-319 ft
Avg time
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  • since 2015

Lair of the Bear Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened

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.

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More Stats for Lair of the Bear mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -232 ft
  • Altitude min
    848 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,082 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,081 ft
  • Altitude end
    848 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    940 ft
  • Distance down
    2,390 ft
  • Distance flat
    435 ft
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on Apr 25, 2017
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Lair of the Bear Trail Reports

Apr 25, 2017 @ 9:27am
Apr 25, 2017
A trail crew helped out this weekend to give the upper section of trail a lot of drainage work to fix low spots, remove organic and add rock...
Jan 28, 2017 @ 9:24pm
Jan 28, 2017
Nov 7, 2016 @ 2:11pm
Nov 7, 2016
reporter Trail is clear, but wet in spots. Leaves have been blown off the trail down to the bridge. It's a good time to see Chuckanut Creek in full effect!
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Apr 4, 2017 @ 11:40pm
Apr 4, 2017
Lair of the Bear, Bellingham
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Mar 31, 2017 @ 12:53pm
Mar 31, 2017
Lair of the Bear, Seattle
144 |
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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