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Burke Gilman

Average Rating:    (2.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

This amazing ride that will challenge your technical skills runs right through the middle of urban North Seattle, along Lake Washington. This is one of the most hardcore rides in the Northwest! Tons of baby heads, switchbacks and drops. Don't even try the single track that runs parallel to the main trail unless you have mastered your technical skills. Bring plenty of powerbars and gatorade, this trail will wipe you out and burn your lungs like they've never been burned before.
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Latitude
47.60616304386874
Longitude
-122.3876953125
Trail Directions
Start off at gasworks park. Head North on the trail towards Kenmore then double back. Don't even try the single track that parallels the main trail, unless you are an expert or pro!
Trail Length
15+ miles
Trail Level
Unknown
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Seattle
   


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Review Date
October 10, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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2.71 of 5, 7.00 votes

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Reviewed by: pepsicola ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Seriously, this trail is the the quintensential freeride work out. This trail is incredibly technical, and dangerous. If there exists a triple-black-diamond, this is it. Since the city started allowing the public to build on the trail (Sept. '05) Half of the trail is now elevated on wooden ladders. There are plenty of Air-outs, 2" skinnies, and 14"+ drops to keep you consumed with fear and loathing. Don't come to ride this trail unless you have eight or nine hours to spend haveing the free-ride time of your life. If there ever was a freeride trail to write home to mom about, this is it. Don't let the other reviewers talk this trail down. There were likely on a black-acid trip when they decided that this trail is too weak. These same people are probably some of the best riders out there, hence it seemed so easy for them.

Recommended Route:
slap a leg and ride a wave in

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I only ride this trail because it is the best trail in the universe



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Review Date
November 11, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: mgdurand ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
For those who don't know, this is a paved rec trail, not a Mt bike trail. The kids below are having you on. It's a great way to get from Redmond to Seattle, or back, and any point in-between while avoiding the cages. Do it on your road bike, and avoid sunny weekends because of all the back-and-forth rollerbladers, flatulent spitting joggers, and random-pushed baby carriages. (Why aren't parents more concerned for their offspring anyway?) The surface is a 4/5 because of root heaves which are typically paint-marked.

Recommended Route:
you can join in many, many places



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Review Date
September 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Schleicher James ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I'm going to college at UW and the trail runs right next to campus, its nice to get from point A to point B like when I want to go down to the gym but other than that its prtty much useless, I haven't seen much hardcore singletrack near the trail but if anyone knows where its is i'd love to know about it.



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Review Date
August 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: alan ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Nice paved commuter trail for the locals to jog, rollerblade, or bike. Would'nt recommend going there unless you live nearby. It isn't that fantastic to travel much distance to use, but I like riding up the trail from Fremont to Magnison park and go swimming in Lake washington in the summer



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Review Date
May 6, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: susejdog , from Renton

Summary:
If your looking for a long boring ride this is it. There so much not to do on this trail it's amazing. Good place for someone to walk there dog or jog. I've used my rollerblades on this path and that was rather boring. There are no real hills or turns. It's good to get from point A and B.

Recommended Route:
one way or the other.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
If you do go here at least stop at gas works park and go up the hill there. It's nice up there



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