Galbraith Mountain

​​In July of 2018, the City of Bellingham, Whatcom Land Trust, and Galbraith Tree Farm LLC entered into an recreation easement that secured the public’s recreational use on Galbraith Mountain and protected​ the area from development. The easement covers 2,182 acres and adjoins 4,250 acres of public land managed by Whatcom County. 

With 65 miles of trails and an elevation gain of 1,785 feet Galbraith Mountain provides endless trail experiences. Runners, hikers, bikers and horse riders can weave through the mountain side to experience a diverse trail system with endless views including Mount Baker, the Twin Sisters, Bellingham Bay and the City. Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition (WMBC) developed the nationally recognized mountain biking trail network and is contracted with the City of Bellingham to manage recreational use on the mountain.  

For more information, events and volunteer opportunities​ at Galbraith Mounting visit WMBC Save The Trails website.​


  • Trails
  • Parking at Birch Street trailhead, Lake Padden Park and on Galbraith Lane​


Dawn to dusk – daily