Galbraith Mountain

HARD 22 reviews

Galbraith Mountain is a 12.3 mile loop trail located near Bellingham, Washington and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2650 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

16 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

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.

mountain biking
1 month ago

2 months ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
6 months ago

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

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The best place for biking

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The right address is birch St.

mountain biking
Thursday, March 05, 2015

Monday, October 06, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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.

mountain biking
Saturday, September 28, 2013

mountain biking
Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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.