Adults and kids can expect to have a great time mountain biking in Bellingham, so if you’re planning a visit to the PNW, pack your biking gear!
Kids of all ages can safely ride the well maintained trails that wind through the city. Bellinghamsters (yeah, that’s a thing LOL) are proud to live in Washington State’s top mountain bike destination. Visitors to the area are encouraged to take advantage of the world-class mountain trails within riding distance of downtown.
Parents should get out and have a recon ride – to be certain that your kids will be comfortable on the trails.
Galbraith Mountain located east of Bellingham between Lake Padden and Lake Whatcom offers 65 miles of trails maintained by Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition on 2,800 acres. It is approximately 1/8 the size of Bellingham, reaching an elevation of 1,785 feet. The land is owned by Galbraith Tree Farm LLC.
Recreational use on Galbraith Mountain was secured in August 2018 with easements purchased by the City of Bellingham and Whatcom Land Trust. The total area of the easement is 2,182 acres, with 1,023 of those acres inside the Lake Whatcom watershed. Expanded parking and restroom facilities are now in development to improve access to Galbraith trails.
The acquisition adjoins 4,250 acres of public land on Lookout Mountain managed by Whatcom County Parks with more than 45 miles of trail planned for development over the next decade.
For the 6th year in a row, Singletracks.com has named Galbraith Mountain in Bellingham, WA the most popular mountain biking location in Washington State on its 2019 rankings for the United States and Canada. Five of the top six Most Popular Washington State Mountain Biking Trails on Trailforks.com are also Galbraith Mountain trails including: Atomic Dog, Unemployment Line, Evolution, Cedar Dust and Ridge Trail.Bellingham.org press release
Bellingham is well known as a popular hub for mountain biking in the PNW. The area boasts 13 bike shops, 3 national bike manufacturers (Transition, Kona and EVIL Bikes), and 4 custom bike fabricators (Lost Bikes, Donkelope Bikes, Rebula MTB and Morris Custom Cycles).
For more details about mountain biking in Bellingham visit BasecampBellingham.org.
Check out this post if you’re looking for more fun things to do during your visit to Bellingham.
17 thoughts on “Mountain Biking in Bellingham, WA”
Wow, Bellingham seems to be a great place for bike enthusiasts.
This is definitely for the adventurous and my husband and kids will love to do this.
Washington is beautiful place to enjoy the nature, I miss hiking may be after few months we will plan a trip.
I need to get my family some bikes and go on an adventure, it looks like so much fun
I love the idea of taking our bikes somewhere beautiful like this to get away and get some fresh air. This looks like a great place to do just that.
Sounds like such a fun time! We just bought mountain bikes and so excited to ride.
We love to bike. I’ve not been to Washington yet. Thanks for the tip.
This sounds like a great place to bike! My family loves to go biking together.
My husband loves biking. He will definitely be glad to bike in these beautiful places!
This looks like a lot of fun. I would love to try something like this.
I haven’t been on a bike in ages. I really should get one and try it out. I bet I’d have fun!
I haven’t ridden in ages either. I love slow leisurely rides and wouldn’t shake a stick at some beautiful scenery
That looks like great fun!!! though i probably would be scared
Lizzie Lau, thanks a lot for the article post.Much thanks again. Fantastic.
So fun! My 7 year-old would LOVE to do this!
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We spend July in Portland every summer with the kids. Maybe I need to take my bigs to come do this!
Sounds like a great trip!
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