3,789 ft
Distance
2 ft
Climb
-355 ft
Descent
00:06:57
Avg time

Unemployment Line Details

  • Riding Area
    Galbraith
    Bellingham, Washington
  • AKA
    U-Line
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Pump Track
  • Global Ranking
    #78 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking

One of Galbraith's premiere trails, Unemployment Line is a machine built intermediate/advanced jump trail.

Large park berms and over forty jumps make this an exhilarating ride. This trail features doubles, booters, and tables showcasing the dedication and passion that went into making Unemployment Line. Like any quintessential flow trail, Unemployment Line is scalable to different rider abilities.

For newer riders it provides a smooth flowy descent with few obstacles - most obstacles are rollable, but a general rule of thumb is if it doesn't look rollable, it probably isn't. The intermediate and advanced rider can push for speed and doubles while tying together sequences of jumps. The bottom third of Unemployment received a major rebuild in early 2015 — adding massive berms, rhythm sections and two gaps. Both gaps are optional, but heads up because they come at you in the turns.

The 'slayer drop' (qualifying feature) at the start of the trail is the only wood feature on Unemployment Line.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Unemployment Line bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -353 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,141 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,494 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,494 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,141 ft
  • Grade
    -9.318%
  • Grade max
    -33.532%
  • Grade min
    2.39%
  • Distance climb
    137 ft
  • Distance down
    3,610 ft
  • Distance flat
    41 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:44:11
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Status:
on Jan 12, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.65 (59 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Other Other
      Directions to unemployment-line trailhead (48.706801, -122.399529)
      update trails status or condition

      Unemployment Line Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 11:57am
      Jan 12, 2019
      Dec 30, 2018 @ 6:53pm
      Dec 30, 2018
      Dec 8, 2018 @ 11:05am
      Dec 8, 2018
      reporter
      Dec 2, 2018 @ 12:24pm
      Dec 2, 2018
      Very large puddle near bottom of trail and some greasy mud patches
      Dec 1, 2018 @ 8:56am
      Dec 1, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 27 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 799 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,988 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      71 |
      Dec 3, 2018 @ 8:06am
      Dec 3, 2018
      Unemployment Line, Snohomish
      56 |
      Jun 26, 2018 @ 7:28pm
      Jun 26, 2018
      Unemployment Line, My City
      191 |
      Dec 18, 2017 @ 7:11am
      Dec 18, 2017
      Unemployment Line, Bellingham
      1,304 |
      Apr 5, 2011 @ 9:52pm
      Apr 5, 2011
      | 1 comments Unemployment Line, Bellingham

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag Bomama (Jul 15, 2018 at 22:10)
       Not sure what happened this Spring with the rebuild, but new lips are Way too Steep, trail flow has gone from fast and flowy to dirt jumps with consequence. Appreciate the trail work, but this trail is almost sketchy now, in need of a shave. Be careful out there folks.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag crashelman (Sep 30, 2018 at 15:10)
       What a great trail! Would love to ride it a few more times and hit some of the bigger gaps????????
      [Reply]

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