1,796 ft
Distance
14 ft
Climb
-216 ft
Descent
00:04:25
Avg time

Scorpion Details

  • Riding Area
    Galbraith
    Bellingham, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #13112 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking

Scorpion is the more difficult route down from the summit of Galbraith. Like Evolution, it sports a mix of ladders, drops, and jumps, but the features on Scorpion are steeper, narrower, and bigger.

The top half carries speed smoothly despite two steep sections. The bottom half is more awkward with enough elevation changes to make a consistent rhythm difficult.

Notable features include the large ladder drop at the start, some tricky ladder-to-log rides, and an optional suspension bridge. Of course there is more to see, including the new spur which is mostly rolling jumps at the moment.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Scorpion bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -202 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,492 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,694 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,694 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,492 ft
  • Grade
    -11.251%
  • Grade max
    -38.994%
  • Grade min
    8.853%
  • Distance climb
    281 ft
  • Distance down
    1,429 ft
  • Distance flat
    85 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:25
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:51
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Status:
on Sep 20, 2018
Avg: 3.8 (18 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
Directions to scorpion-8709 trailhead (48.707640, -122.393500)
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Scorpion Trail Reports

datedescription
Sep 20, 2018 @ 9:42am
Sep 20, 2018
Aug 22, 2018 @ 5:00am
Aug 22, 2018
Aug 21, 2018 @ 12:31pm
Aug 21, 2018
reporter Reminder folks! We’re asking everyone to stay off of Galbraith today. Spraying is occurring this AM on many of the roads.
Jul 17, 2018 @ 5:55pm
Jul 17, 2018
Jul 17, 2018 @ 3:57pm
Jul 17, 2018
Some low hanging branches to watch for. Was able to duck my head and bounce them off the top of my helmet. Watch your eyes and face if not wearing...
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Photos

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7 |
Sep 14, 2018 @ 8:49pm
Sep 14, 2018
Scorpion, Bellingham
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Sep 14, 2018 @ 8:49pm
Sep 14, 2018
Scorpion, Bellingham
79 |
Jan 27, 2018 @ 4:21pm
Jan 27, 2018
Scorpion, Tacoma
506 |
Nov 26, 2009 @ 2:32am
Nov 26, 2009
| 3 comments Scorpion, Bellingham

Routes with this trail

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North 2 South 2 North
11 miles

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