1,796 ft
Distance
14 ft
Climb
-216 ft
Descent
00:03:45
Avg time

Scorpion Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • 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
    00:03:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:51
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on Sep 21, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.75 (20 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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Trail Ridden Direction
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  • 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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to scorpion-8709 trailhead (48.707640, -122.393500)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 303 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 588 rides
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      Photos

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      26 |
      Sep 14, 2018 @ 8:49pm
      Sep 14, 2018
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      Sep 14, 2018 @ 8:49pm
      Sep 14, 2018
      115 |
      Jan 27, 2018 @ 4:21pm
      Jan 27, 2018
      525 |
      Nov 26, 2009 @ 2:32am
      Nov 26, 2009
      | 3 comments

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      North 2 South 2 North
      11 miles
      Galbraith +
      27 miles

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      Videos

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      Scorpion - Galbraith, Bellingham
      3:47 | 682 | Mar 16, 2018 , Bellingham
      0:06 | 344 | May 31, 2017 , Bellingham
      Scorpion Bite
      12:57 | 1156 | Nov 19, 2015 , Bellingham
      Scorpion Ladder Drop
      0:15 | 611 | Mar 12, 2015 , Bellingham
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