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Colonnade

Average Rating:    (3.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

Colonnade is Seattle's urban mountain bike park located below I-5 at the Lakeview exit.

Trails range from beginner-curvy single track to advanced freeride drops and jumps.

Some of the features:
- Stunt training area for people wanting to try teeters and skinnies for the first time.
- Pump track for keeping your muscles tuned. 30 minutes = a full day's ride of exercise.
- Several full-size wall rides.
- Drops of up to 6 feet.
- Replication of the Whistler Schleyer drop and Boxcar step up.
- Countless log rides and skinnies.
- Giant waterfall-like rock garden with huge boulders to roll.
- Steep roller chute that's 50 degrees for 12 vertical feet.
- And many more creative stunts and features you have to check out.
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Latitude
47.634619623528465
Longitude
-122.32259809970856
Trail Length
2
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Seattle
State/Territory/Province
WA
Country
US
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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 25, 2015

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Andrew ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I just checked this area out last week and was very disappointed. The place seemed kind of sketchy with lots of garbage strewn about the trails. Some features were in disrepair, becoming overgrown, or had transients sleeping on or beneath them. I had become very excited about this place after seeing videos and maps, but it seems that the area needs some serious love in terms of garbage pick-up, graffiti removal, and structure repair.

Recommended Route:
Ride Duthie Hill instead?



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Review Date
September 15, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: nkdmtnbkr ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Lot of work but a lot of fun. I brought my big bike to ride whistler and rode this on my way back home. It's pretty tight for a downhill bike, a small hard tail with a nice fork would be perfect. I like the jumps and drops and skinnies. It would be nice if you could link up a run from one end to the other with several features. All in all, pretty good for a tight space, props on the construction, a lot of work for short runs.



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Review Date
June 19, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: decamun ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This totally takes the cake! I love this place. The hits aren't that hard, but they look big, so they're really cool to do. My only complaint is that it feels kind of tight on some of the beginner liines, after you've been doing the hard ones.

Recommended Route:
The biggining skills park, to the uppermost jumps, to the lowermost jumps, to the biggest glc drop, to the cliff, and back up



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Review Date
May 29, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: YoPawn ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Trail is exactly what you read in the description. More fun for the dirt jumpers, downhillers, and freeriders.

Want aerobic workout? Seriously try riding the pump track for an hour without stopping and pedaling. You feel like you just did a 6 hour ride somewhere else. 5/5 for grunt in that regard.

You can get some super techy lines in the rock garden and other areas. Plenty of places to get creative with skinning yourself.

I have a mini Whistler in my backyard. How can that receive anything lower than a 5/5 overall rating? :)

Recommended Route:
Upper jump line down to the boxcar stepup. The upper trail is sweet too, now that you can start it off with the upper skinny teeter and bomb through the pump track and into the upper line. Good for crowded days and plenty of options along the way.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Duthie Hill. Not ready yet, but should be 1000x better than Colonnade.



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Review Date
December 25, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: schmidts ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The collonade is a fine attempt at an interurban xc and freeride skills park. Though I have only been there a few times it has been evolving slowly since its inception. It is built and maintained mainly by volunteers with BBTC and EMBA. The northern trails are short with tight switchbacks and small drops and technical features that wind their way down to the lower portion of the park. To the south at the top of the hill and tucked further under the overpass there are two sets of freeride influenced trails made mostly of wood planks and logs. As mainly a cross country rider this is not as exciting to me but it seems to be quite popular with the jumpers and freestylers.

Recommended Route:
Pick your poison, this place has a little bit for everyone..

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Check out south seatac for more XC and dirt jumping, or tape worm down in renton.



Comments
hanser102 (05/09/2009)
sick!!
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