Trails near Seattle
I’m in Seattle over the weekend so have rented a bike (and a car). Some locals have pointed me to Duthie Hill. Any other good trails I should check out?
Originally I thought this was probably a bit too random to post here, but suddenly the Mt Rainier post popped up, which was a fairly major coincidence.Posted 4 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
I-5 Interstate looks awesome.
Edit: oops, missed the link
Posted 4 years agoMonkey BoyMember
I moved to Seattle from Edinburgh. There is a lot of great biking here, but unfortunately most of it has dubious access issues and therefore isn’t suitable for open discussion.
If you are after mainly (gap) jumps, Duthie is great. For local XC the standard Tiger ride off the Evergreen page is good. The most readily available extensive XC/all mountain trails that are legal are about 2h north in Bellingham at Galbraith. If you pop into the LBS (called Fanatik) in Bellingham they’ll give you a map and some helpful hints.
Sorry that I am unable to be more forthcoming. Wen I moved here it took me ages to understand the weird access issues, especially coming from Scotland with the right to roam act.
Have fun!Posted 4 years agospenceMember
Did this a couple of years back.
Duthie Park is a pretty good place, but very compact. It has a lot of trails all looping out from a central hub (car park) a mixture of fast circuits with some big stuff (jumps, woodwork etc) but chicken runs around all. Think Woburn or Chicksands on steroids. I parked off the I90 and rode up and over the Grand Ridge to get to the park, made more of day ride out.
Picked up a rental Giant Trance from http://www.montlakebike.com/ it’s about a 30 minute drive but was on my way but there are a lot of other places. As mentioned I found the Evergreen Alliance useful, lots of help and offers to come ride.
Small photo set http://sillygrin.co.uk/g1/grandridgePosted 4 years ago
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