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Galbraith offers "over 65 miles of singletrack that winds through 3,000 acres overlooking the city [of Bellingham] and Bellingham Bay," according to local mountain bike advocacy group [WMBC](https://wmbcmtb.org/galbraith/).
"The mountain is accessible to all non-motorized [users], but all of the trails are built and maintained by the WMBC.
Because of the quantity of trails, the mountain can handle [hundreds] of hikers, [runners], horse riders, and bikers during the course of the day without trail users feeling like the trails are busy!" If you're truly trying to escape the crowds, head to Galbraith's north side.
With ultra-popular trails like Unemployment Line more easily accessed on Galbraith's south side, choosing to pedal a bit to access the northern trails will often yield wide-open singletrack that you'll have all to yourself. Despite being located further afield, you can still find some excellent jump and flow lines on the north side! The SST route mapped here is one of the best. While the jumps aren't quite as big and manicured as those on Unemployment Line or Mohawk, the massive scope of the berms allows riders to rail down the mountainside at top speed! Galbraith Mountain is owned by a private logging company, and they periodically cut sections of the forest to sell the timber.
Most of SST runs through a recent clear cut, which provides stunning views of the city and the bay below.
While some riders may mourn the loss of the trees, you can also choose to enjoy the stunning views that the clear cut provides.