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Evolution, Unemployment Line, and Atomic Dog Trail

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Lookout Mountain Forest Preserve

Evolution, Unemployment Line, and Atomic Dog Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bellingham, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

Length 6.2 mi Elevation gain 1,174 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Forest Views Muddy
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These are some of the most popular single-track mountain biking trails on Galbraith Mountain. Although hikers are allowed on the trail, please be aware that this is primarily a biking route.

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Samantha Schwetz
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Hiking

Tricky to navigate, but fun!

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Jonathan Atwood
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Mountain bikingGreat!
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jeremy brinkerhoff
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Mountain biking

This loops contains several Down Hill Mountain Bike only trails and should not be listed as hiking trails. the trails are signed as such at the trail head. These trails are made for bikes to descend very rapidly and hiking these can put your self and others at risk of injury. Please do not hike these trails.

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Mariana S
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This is an absolutely awesome trail for mountain bikers, but if you are a hiker, go somewhere else. Most of the trails are exclusive for bikes. For bikes, this is awesome. The access is different from the map here: you have to take the road all the way up to the Gate and Switch trail (there's a closed gate at the original access to the mountain).

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Carver McLellan
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Tom Williamson
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Hiking

leash not required for dogs hard for bikers and a lot of them Not best for hiking but a cool scenery if you want to do it anyway go early and get ahead of bikers not a hard hike not sure about the rating on this one

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Lindsay Kiefet
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Mountain biking

So many trails for mountain biking! I love this area, and it is truly a mountain bikers playground.

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Jeff Potter
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Hiking

Great trail, lots of switch backs, beautiful surroundings with the blanket of ferns amongst majestic trees. The view of the city and bay from the west side is stunning and there’s also a view of Mt. Baker on the southeast side. We will return

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Krista Sutton
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Hiking

access is not the same as shown on this map the entrance off the road has been moved due to private land owner complaints. You have to take the road all the way up to the Gate and Switch trail and enter in that way or there is the Last Call to Dog Patch trail which should not add too much length as long as you know you have to go this way ahead of time.

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Bradley Stokes
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Mountain biking

First time there, had a lot of fun. Definitely plan on making more trips.

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Ethan Williamson
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This is a great trail to hike with a group of friends. It isn't difficult & if you take the old logging roads, you can reach a good viewpoint of Mount Baker in about 2-3 hours.

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Cody Woolsey (Scheibel)
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Best mountain biking spot (without a lift or shuttle) In WA!

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Koby Robertson
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Mountain biking

I recommend trying Evolution, Unemployment line, Atomic dog, SST, and Mullet for more fast-paced trails. Obviously there are more but these are a few of my favorites. Trails are well maintained. 5 Stars

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Martin Gonzalez
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The best place for biking

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Martin Gonzalez
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The right address is birch St.

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chris sandvig
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Galbraith is a network of over 30 miles of beautiful singletrack east of Bellingham. Difficulty ranges from beginner to difficult. It is accessible on the south side from Samish Way and the north side from Birch St. I have been riding it for over 17 years and it has become better every year, thanks to the tireless efforts volunteers and WMBC. Pick up a trail map at any bike store.

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Hector Santamaria
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Mountain biking

It's so fun even though its steep to get up its fun coming down lots of trails

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Kyle Pennell
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Mountain biking

I grew up in Bham and Gabraith helped raise me. From age 12 to age 22 (when I moved to Seattle) I would hit Galby at least 30x per year. The mountain has something for everyone (XC, Freeride, Downhill) with views to boot. You can still get away with camping at the ring of fire (which our parents would let us do when were 15). The only downside of Galby is the logging. It comes and goes and the logging companies usually try to work with WHIMPS to repair the trails afterward. Galby also struggles with the occasional threats from Trillium to log and develop the place (as it is such prime real estate). I really hope the stakeholders can find a way to keep this mountain open for generations of hikers and bikers to enjoy. I would not be who I am had I not grown up exploring Galby and the other mountains around Whatcom County.

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Jesse Lott
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Hiking

Great mountain lots of trails with many styles of riding! Great great mountain

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Michele Southern
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Mountain biking
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Great trails and lots of miles but the landowner of Galbraith is about to end the stewardship agreement with the WMBC. This is disheartening on many levels. Please go to preservegalbraith.org and sign up and and also follow us on facebook. We will have more information as it becomes available + items that you can do to help in this effort.

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Trevor LeDain
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Derek Wang
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Mountain biking
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Steve Topp
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Derek Wang
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Steve Topp
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Steve Topp
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Ashley Walter
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Steve Topp
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Tom Williamson
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