2.7 miles
Distance
224 ft
Climb
-802 ft
Descent
00:52:56
Avg time

Ridge Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Chuckanut Mountain
    Bellingham, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #72529 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #22031 in E-Biking
    • #2184 in Trail Running
    • #3597 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 20 in E-Biking
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking

As so many commenters have pointed out - this trail's middle section is not rideable. The preferred route is to skip the middle by taking Galen's Step down to Cleator Rd, and the ridge connector trail back up to catch the last section, which is still pretty gnarly.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Ridge Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -578 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,185 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,770 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,763 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,184 ft
  • Grade
    -4%
  • Grade max
    -51.1%
  • Grade min
    50.9%
  • Distance climb
    4,173 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,165 ft
  • Avg time
    00:52:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:51
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on May 4, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 3.2 (31 votes)
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      Ridge Trail Trail Reports

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      May 4, 2024 @ 7:38pm
      May 4, 2024
      All clear
      Mar 12, 2024 @ 2:42pm
      Mar 12, 2024
      tree down on the top traverse before descending the lower ridge
      Nov 19, 2023 @ 7:40am
      Nov 19, 2023
      A couple trees down right above where the trail touches the road
      May 25, 2023 @ 2:31pm
      May 25, 2023
      Current conditions are what you want to clean this trail
      Jun 20, 2021 @ 4:22pm
      Jun 20, 2021
      This is an old school rooty rocky bear of a trail. Great fun, but do not ride the middle section that Trail Forks suggests that you skip. They...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 10 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 323 rides
      • Last: May 13, 2024

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      Nov 4, 2018 @ 2:01pm
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      Apr 26, 2018 @ 3:41pm
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      Sep 12, 2009 @ 2:24am
      Sep 12, 2009
      2,535 |
      Mar 22, 2014 @ 8:09pm
      Mar 22, 2014

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