725 ft
Distance
-81 ft
Descent
00:01:19
Avg time

Spirit Bear Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Galbraith
    Bellingham, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (12 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1198 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking

After a few updates, Spirit Bear starts with a steep sandstone slab roll, the longest on Galbraith, into a large catch berm with a double following. The remaining trail is roughly scratched in and contains another jump some berms and a wood drop before re-entering Happy Hour.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Spirit Bear mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -81 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,401 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,482 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,482 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,401 ft
  • Grade
    -11.2%
  • Grade max
    -16.1%
  • Grade min
    -4.9%
  • Distance down
    725 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:19
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:55
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Status:
on Sep 10, 2023
Ideal
Avg: 4.8 (24 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Spirit Bear Trail Reports

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      Sep 10, 2023 @ 3:59am
      Sep 10, 2023
      Aug 5, 2023 @ 3:18am
      Aug 5, 2023
      Jun 8, 2023 @ 8:17am
      Jun 8, 2023
      New berm is holding up nicely.
      May 26, 2023 @ 7:27am
      May 26, 2023
      May 1, 2023 @ 3:40pm
      May 1, 2023
      reporter Spirit bear is back open.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 416 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,905 rides
      • Last: Apr 19, 2024

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      Dec 20, 2023 @ 4:50pm
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      Dec 20, 2023 @ 4:50pm
      Dec 20, 2023
      360 |
      Apr 24, 2022 @ 10:30am
      Apr 24, 2022
      1,034 |
      Nov 27, 2018 @ 11:47pm
      Nov 27, 2018

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