4,699 ft
Distance
290 ft
Climb
-48 ft
Descent
00:13:06
Avg time

Tough Love Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Galbraith
    Bellingham, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1107 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #3821 in Trail Running
    • #13735 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

A better climbing trail then descending.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Tough Love mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    242 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,010 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,252 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,010 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,252 ft
  • Grade
    5.146%
  • Grade max
    -19.431%
  • Grade min
    27.619%
  • Distance climb
    3,093 ft
  • Distance down
    919 ft
  • Distance flat
    688 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:19
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Status:
on Nov 26, 2021
Variable
Avg: 3.85 (13 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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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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      Tough Love Trail Reports

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      Nov 26, 2021 @ 5:01pm
      Nov 26, 2021
      Small tree down across trail, can navigate over or around
      Nov 19, 2021 @ 12:50pm
      Nov 19, 2021
      Mostly damp with a puddle here and there.
      Nov 19, 2021 @ 12:22pm
      Nov 19, 2021
      Oct 30, 2021 @ 1:16pm
      Oct 30, 2021
      Oct 8, 2021 @ 3:22pm
      Oct 8, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 644 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,649 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 3, 2020 @ 4:26pm
      Nov 3, 2020
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      Nov 3, 2020 @ 4:26pm
      Nov 3, 2020
      17 |
      Nov 3, 2020 @ 4:13pm
      Nov 3, 2020
      28 |
      Jun 17, 2020 @ 9:00pm
      Jun 17, 2020

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      speed10 (May 9, 2021 at 18:20)
       Please don’t ride down this. You can go down 911 if your group is a little timid. This is a popular climb.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      wiley-2014 (Jun 5, 2021 at 13:19)
       Tough Love was designed to be ridden as a decending and climbing Trail. The orignal idea was to have alternative to The Wall as climb and classic natural feature decending trail that makes you work to clear the root and rocky sections. Roll them fast. From Orig builder designer :-)
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      vRidge (Jun 5, 2021 at 13:31)
       You can blame all the downhill traffic on K-W Razz
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      b3nnic3 (Jun 6, 2021 at 15:20)
       This was a good descending trail before his video. There's even a berm he complains about which is (gasp) a downhill specific feature.
      [Reply]

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