2 miles
Distance
1,035 ft
Climb
-15 ft
Descent
00:34:44
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Galbraith
    Bellingham, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    RD
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 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
More Stats for Towers (South Side Approach) bike 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
    00:34:44
  • Avg reverse time
    01:04:54
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Status:
on May 17, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4 (1 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
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to towers-south-side-approach trailhead (48.702931, -122.418734)
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      Towers (South... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 17, 2019 @ 10:04am
      May 17, 2019
      May 15, 2019 @ 5:24pm
      May 15, 2019
      Aug 22, 2018 @ 5:00am
      Aug 22, 2018
      Aug 21, 2018 @ 12:31pm
      Aug 21, 2018
      reporter Reminder folks! We’re asking everyone to stay off of Galbraith today. Spraying is occurring this AM on many of the roads.
      Jun 18, 2018 @ 4:20pm
      Jun 18, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 54 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 486 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,303 rides
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      Photos

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      7 |
      Jun 28, 2019 @ 12:53am
      Jun 28, 2019
      18 |
      Feb 3, 2019 @ 7:17pm
      Feb 3, 2019
      286 |
      Feb 25, 2017 @ 8:54pm
      Feb 25, 2017
      368 |
      Feb 2, 2015 @ 10:59pm
      Feb 2, 2015

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      Rollin with Canadians A
      14:13 | 171 | Dec 22, 2015 , Bellingham
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