North of Seattle and east of Bellingham, the Galbraith Mountain (aka Lookout Mountain) area has an excellent 40 mile network of trails. Many of the trails in this network are very technical and similar to North Shore stunt riding.
On the north side of Galbraith Mountain, there are easier cross-country trails. The Cedar Dust Trail winds through dense cedar forests and you will find some easy stunts such as ladder bridges and log rides. Other popular routes include Ewok Village, Candy and Intense.
On the south side of Galbraith Mountain, you will find the more challenging routes for those riders with plenty of body armor. The Cheech and Chong Ride is a downhill, Northshore style ride with ladder bridges, winding turns and rock dropoffs. Other popular rides include Scorpion, Evolution and Mullet.
To reach the mountain bike trailhead for Galbraith Mountain Trail Network from Seattle, head north on US5 to Exit #246. Head northwest on Samish Way for about 1 mile and look for the South Lake Paden Parking on the left just past Galbraith Lane. Start riding up Galbraith Lane to the first paved road on the left and to the start of the trail system past the yellow gate.
Overall, Galbraith Mountain Bike Trail Network is the 37th most popular mountain bike trail of all 59 mountain biking rides in Washington.