2.5 miles
Distance
1,035 ft
Climb
-15 ft
Descent
00:33:50
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Galbraith
    Bellingham, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    RD, Gravel, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 30 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Tower Road is also known on some trail maps/descriptions as RD 3000. The traditional access to this road has changed and is now accessed by "Gate and Switch" trail. There are three helpful landmarks for navigating this ascent:

• Blue Rock, which is the junction with RD 2000
• Red Rock, which is the junction with RD 4000
• Yellow Rock, which is the junction with RD 3200

Yes, there are actual colored rocks on the ground, between the forks in the road. They aren't as big and conspicuous as you might think. They paint might be fading or they could be covered with dirt. Look closely.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Towers (South Side Approach) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,019 ft
  • Altitude min
    763 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,795 ft
  • Altitude start
    763 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,782 ft
  • Grade
    7.759%
  • Grade max
    -6.33%
  • Grade min
    26.487%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    609 ft
  • Distance flat
    35 ft
  • Avg time
    00:33:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:37
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Status:
on May 6, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4 (1 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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  • moto (1 year)
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      Towers (South... Trail Reports

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      May 6, 2021 @ 11:19am
      May 6, 2021
      Nov 17, 2020 @ 11:14am
      Nov 17, 2020
      reporter There is a downed power line on Tower Road between the lower Kiosk and the top of Meth Lab / Dog Patch. Please stay away and access around this...
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 1:03pm
      Nov 14, 2020
      Jul 8, 2020 @ 1:07pm
      Jul 8, 2020
      Mar 9, 2020 @ 6:32pm
      Mar 9, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 174 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,689 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      theyurtle (Aug 4, 2019 at 12:27)
       For ya ocbi
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      Rollin with Canadians A
      14:13 | 203 | Dec 22, 2015 , Bellingham
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