1 miles
Distance
581 ft
Climb
-46 ft
Descent
00:19:24
Avg time

Ridge Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Galbraith
    Bellingham, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #261 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

The Ridge Trail is the classic means of access to Galbraith from the north side. It is the primarily climbing route these days, with SST being the primary descent. If you do descend the Ridge, keep in mind that you will most likely be encountering tons of uphill bike traffic. There are numerous places to jump on and off the access road from the single track on the way up - keep to the right for the more difficult singletrack route. With its unrelenting grade and numerous rock/root sections, the Ridge will test your fitness level. There is a fantastic view spot overlooking Bellingham about 2/3 of the way up.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ridge Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    535 ft
  • Altitude min
    447 ft
  • Altitude max
    982 ft
  • Altitude start
    447 ft
  • Altitude end
    982 ft
  • Grade
    7.645%
  • Grade max
    -8.62%
  • Grade min
    24.731%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    917 ft
  • Distance flat
    212 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:52
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Status:
on Jan 16, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.8 (20 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Ridge Trail Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 16, 2019 @ 2:52pm
      3 days
      reporter
      Jan 6, 2019 @ 11:26am
      Jan 6, 2019
      reporter
      Dec 15, 2018 @ 1:47pm
      Dec 15, 2018
      Dec 12, 2018 @ 8:48am
      Dec 12, 2018
      reporter Small tree down over the trail.
      Dec 8, 2018 @ 1:26pm
      Dec 8, 2018
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 61 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,216 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 7,404 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      11 |
      Sep 14, 2018 @ 8:43pm
      Sep 14, 2018
      Ridge Trail, Bellingham
      13 |
      Aug 2, 2018 @ 1:14pm
      Aug 2, 2018
      Ridge Trail, Ferndale
      135 |
      Feb 13, 2018 @ 11:40am
      Feb 13, 2018
      Ridge Trail, Bellingham
      469 |
      Aug 31, 2014 @ 6:32pm
      Aug 31, 2014
      | 1 comments Ridge Trail, Bellingham

      Routes with this trail

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      North to South loop
      11 miles
      SST Quick Lap
      5 miles
      North 2 South 2 North
      11 miles
      Demo Route
      14 miles

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