Take caution and check for road closures due to wildfires in the North Cascades.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking in Bellingham and Whatcom County is a year-round sport that draws people from around the region and the world to its' trails. The range of thrills varies from cruising on flat wide open paths up to big stunts and screaming downhill runs.

Best Place to Mountain Bike! Singletracks ranked Galbraith Mountain as the best place to mountain bike in Washington state. Rankings were based on the number and quality of Singletracks members’ reviews and the number of visits riders make to each trail during the year.  

Ranked among the top 10 places to ride in the nation by Singletracks Magazine, Galbraith Mountain is located between Lake Padden and Lake Whatcom and officially named North Lookout Mountain.

Galbraith Mountain is privately owned land and the trails are maintained by the WMBC (Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition) for non-motorized use.

Take a ride at Galbraith Mountain with ease when renting a bike from Dig Deep Tours. They will meet you at the trailhead and pick up the bike up from the same location.

This pump track is located downtown at the waterfront, near Waypoint Park. Parking is available in several gravel parking lots and on the road along W Laurel St. or Granary Ave. 

WMBC also maintains the Bellingham Dirt Jump Park at Civic Field, located near the skate board park on Puget Street one block south of Lakeway Drive. The park includes a variety of jumps including 2-foot, 3-foot, 5-foot and 7-foot for riders of all ability levels. A 15-foot high roll produces the needed speed for the runs.

Some trails on Chuckanut Mountain are available for biking, as well as US Forest Service and logging roads in the region. Contact the Forest Service for details.

Travel Tip: Some logging roads enter private property. If you come upon an area that is signed "No Trespassing," please respect the signage and go a different route. 

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