3,789 ft
Distance
2 ft
Climb
-355 ft
Descent
00:06:55
Avg time

Unemployment Line Details

  • Riding area
    Galbraith
    Bellingham, Washington
  • AKA
    U-Line
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 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
    #81

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 mountain 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
    00:06:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:44:11
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Status:
on Sep 25, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.6 (51 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to unemployment-line trailhead (48.706801, -122.399529)
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Unemployment Line Trail Reports

datedescription
Sep 25, 2018 @ 1:15pm
17 hours
Soil conditions: legendary
Sep 8, 2018 @ 4:00pm
Sep 8, 2018
Sep 5, 2018 @ 4:31pm
Sep 5, 2018
Trails generally in great condition. Berms are ok, but starting to get chatter braking holes. Plenty of good lines around em.
Sep 5, 2018 @ 4:30pm
Sep 5, 2018
Trails in good condition. Berms are in Ok condition; some chatter holes appearing
Aug 22, 2018 @ 5:00am
Aug 22, 2018
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Dec 18, 2017
Unemployment Line, Bellingham
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Apr 5, 2011 @ 9:52pm
Apr 5, 2011
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1 Review & 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.
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