1,693 ft
Distance
-231 ft
Descent
00:03:13
Avg time

Radical Dragon Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Galbraith
    Bellingham, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (13 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #3910 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #25797 in Trail Running
    • #31270 in Hiking

Radical Dragon starts in the woods with a fun, flowy section of mild elevation drop and some smallish jumps. The trail then begins to descend more steeply and features some narrower, technical, rooty, droppy sections which are quite fun if you are into that sort of thing. Partway down the trail is a fairly large/steep optional rock roll - the highlight of the trail to many riders who come here especially to test their nerve on that feature. See photos. Overall lots of fun for the thrill seeker. On the upper end of difficulty for a trail that has been rated "blue" - many riders contest that it should be black.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Radical Dragon mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -233 ft
  • Altitude min
    895 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,129 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,129 ft
  • Altitude end
    896 ft
  • Grade
    -13.8%
  • Grade max
    -36.5%
  • Grade min
    -4.3%
  • Distance down
    1,693 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:58
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Status:
on Oct 8, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.2 (22 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Radical Dragon Trail Reports

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      Oct 8, 2021 @ 12:23pm
      Oct 8, 2021
      Aug 25, 2021 @ 1:07pm
      Aug 25, 2021
      Some holes and blown out sections of the trail due to the dryness
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 8:58am
      Jul 31, 2021
      Moon dust
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 5:28pm
      Jul 24, 2021
      Jun 21, 2021 @ 11:07pm
      Jun 21, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 732 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,339 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 23, 2020 @ 11:03pm
      Sep 23, 2020
      360 |
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 10:29am
      Jul 2, 2019
      838 |
      Mar 28, 2018 @ 9:22pm
      Mar 28, 2018
      775 |
      Mar 28, 2018 @ 9:22pm
      Mar 28, 2018

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      16 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      rmarianetti (Aug 19, 2018 at 12:29)
       This is most certainly not a blue trail. It is extremely steep and challenging and it was too dusty to ride.
      [Reply]
      • - 3
      arcsine (Sep 10, 2018 at 6:54)
       I agree completely. The bottom half is unrideable and definitely a black trail.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      RyGuy360 (Oct 9, 2018 at 13:44)
       I concur. Almost unrideable.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      instantben (Oct 28, 2018 at 20:21)
       I would call this a black diamond, double if you do the rock drop
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      Andy-Grant (Dec 11, 2018 at 11:10)
       This will reopen Spring 2019 completely finished and upgraded! Stoked
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      mtbfanatik (Feb 15, 2019 at 19:31)
       Super fun trial. Not a black by any means, but will challenge your average rider. Rebuilt rock roll is on point
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      sidecut (Jul 31, 2019 at 21:06)
       Great trail but concur with those who say it's not a blue. Having taken "blue trail" friends down it, they had a great time at the top but had to walk substantial parts of the steeper, dustier lower sections.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      bocomtb (Sep 12, 2019 at 16:09)
       If Atomic Dog is a blue then this trail is a black. It's noticeably steeper and looser. A good time though!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      StinkinRutBeer (Jun 22, 2020 at 12:52)
       Definitely Black Diamond on the lower section, it's steep leading up to the massive rock roll... If massive rock rolls aren't your thing the ride arounds are manageable (although steep). Worth checking out at least once
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Loamdaddy (Jul 12, 2020 at 10:41)
       Nuff debate over the rating, can’t we all agree this trail’s dope? Short but packed with lil doubles, berms, a couple gaps, brief moments of loose steep, tight flora and the boulder. Red hot blues with medium salsa babyee!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      crucialsworld (Jul 14, 2020 at 16:36)
       If you ride black trails this ones for you, has a couple cool jumps and then has an optional rock roll. LOVED IT
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      chunky-tech-doctor (Jul 30, 2020 at 9:36)
       Not a blue please change it to a black
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Mtmetcalf1 (Aug 7, 2020 at 18:49)
       Agreed it should be rated black, unless you want more unsuspecting people like me dangerously walking down those skinny, steep jumps and drops
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      vindee (Aug 11, 2020 at 23:25)
       The complaints to this trail have me wondering how many should stick to out-and-backs on Dog Patch. #modulate #learnthebasics #notblack
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      bennydee (Oct 20, 2020 at 19:09)
       I was a huge fan - far and away my favorite lower trail on the south side. Flowy and natural top section gives way to a sustained, steeper and totally sick middle (with the famed rock roll - this is where many folks are getting scared off) and a couple badass booters take you to the bottom. No mandatory tech and I think blue is a fair call. If you like it steep and spicy, go tear this up and forget about A Dog Wink
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      chunky-tech-doctor (Apr 4, 2021 at 11:17)
       Thanks for changing it to a black it wa sa black 2 year ago before the massive jumps now its a totwly black if not double black with all options being hit
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