725 ft
Distance
-81 ft
Descent
00:01:21
Avg time

Spirit Bear Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Galbraith
    Bellingham, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (6 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 [+]
    • #20713 in Trail Running
    • #24557 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking

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
    00:01:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:14
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Status:
on Nov 29, 2021
Wet
Avg: 4.75 (16 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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      Spirit Bear Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Nov 29, 2021 @ 9:42am
      1 day
      reporter cleaned up the rut forming at the bottom of the rock, but it's still quite wet and needs time to dry out. Recommend the main route until it packs in.
      Nov 8, 2021 @ 10:15am
      Nov 8, 2021
      Oct 30, 2021 @ 1:16pm
      Oct 30, 2021
      Oct 30, 2021 @ 9:16am
      Oct 30, 2021
      Tree place in the rut is gone and the lower section of rock is covered in mud from people riding the rut.
      Oct 29, 2021 @ 11:01am
      Oct 29, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 487 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,199 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 27, 2018 @ 11:47pm
      Nov 27, 2018
      | 1 comments
      343 |
      Sep 29, 2018 @ 5:19pm
      Sep 29, 2018
      459 |
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 8:41am
      Aug 13, 2018
      623 |
      Sep 11, 2017 @ 9:54am
      Sep 11, 2017

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 2
      masonguy (Jan 24, 2020 at 13:32)
       tough in uphill direction
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