3,766 ft
Distance
87 ft
Climb
-319 ft
Descent
00:06:55
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
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • 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
    -232 ft
  • Altitude min
    848 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,082 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,081 ft
  • Altitude end
    848 ft
  • Grade
    -6.164%
  • Grade max
    -39.726%
  • Grade min
    27.584%
  • Distance climb
    940 ft
  • Distance down
    2,390 ft
  • Distance flat
    435 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:12
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Status:
on Sep 25, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Lair of the Bear Trail Reports

datedescription
Sep 25, 2017 @ 1:00am
22 hours
reporter
Aug 9, 2017 @ 4:24am
Aug 9, 2017
Dry, but not a sandbox.
Aug 6, 2017 @ 5:27pm
Aug 6, 2017
Jul 3, 2017 @ 12:03pm
Jul 3, 2017
Apr 25, 2017 @ 9:27am
Apr 25, 2017
reporter
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...
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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
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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

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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