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Mukilteo Japanese Gulch

Average Rating:    (3.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 20

Plenty of single track, logging roads and the best drops I have seen in this area by far. The teeter-totter is f@%!ing amazing! There are other entrances to these trails, so if you start from the main trailhead, you're going to be doing some climbing right off the bat! You know what that means though...you get to come back down eventually! The trails run on both the East and West sides of the railroad tracks and the trains do run so be careful. These trails are maintained by the Japanese Gulch Crew and it looks like they have put a lot of effort into this area so if you show up...ride respectfully!
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Latitude
48.10743118848038
Longitude
-122.2998046875
Trail Directions
From highway 99 - follow Mukilteo Speedway west towards town. Take a right onto 5th street and follow to the gravel road on the right hand side before the bridge. From I-5 - Take the 41st street exit. Head straight through the stop lights with the road eventually turning into Mukilteo Blvd. Follow Mukilteo Blvd. for several miles into Mukilteo. Take the dirt road on the left after the bridge that covers the train tracks.
Trail Length
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Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Mukilteo
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Review Date
March 1, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Dave ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I'll never understand why this place isn't packed. It's not big - three hours and you could traverse every trail. But that's a pretty good ride for an evening and there's enough climbing to get a great workout. The gulch is in danger of being sold. Give it a ride and then check out www.japanesegulch.org to see what you can do to help save it. It would be a shame to give up local single track for another strip mall.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I'm from Bellingham so Galbraith...



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Review Date
October 26, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Randolph Curtis Crabbs ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The trails are oftecn a little slippery but very nice over all forallriders pleasers lots woods plenty of switchbacks amogst ever trail trails have little places to stop here and there to take a break and look around and feel as free as bird with your seroundings with. With the sound of the water in the creek cascaddining down the beds. Going toward its finely destanation. The Puget sound. I myself have taken my 6 year old and my 11 year old. on some of the easer trails and we've always have a lot of fun and in respect our trails places to ride if you see litter and water bottles decarded upoe and hike. I teach my childern that.if ever one would pick one extra peace that over timehere would. There. Would be acleaner world Aeicester
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Recommended Route:
I myself like to park up near boeing's light towers but not sure. How safe it is to park there for Burlington railroad has a gate saying no trespassing at top but have never been botherd for parking there so I chose that place over the lower spot off street in mukilteo.but being a forever resident of muk
I know of atleast 25 other ways to get to the trails and when the kids go on nature hikes we all carry day packs to pick up others lpeoples discarded littler and water bottles Along roads and trails happy H
ikes have fun?

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Forest park woods trails starting from play grounds back side. Norbecks trails and boardwalks assume? Nature
at its finest within the city of evererot safe trailing God bless have fun



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Review Date
December 17, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Chriso ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I love this place. I'm mystified that it's never busy. There are some nice flowy single track trails and enough roots, little jumps & drops, and terrain variety to fill a good three hour ride. The trails could use a bit of maintenance, and it definitely has drainage issues, but if it's been dry, it's a great way to to kill a few hours.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Make the trip to Galbraith. You won't.regret it.



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Review Date
February 8, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: westcoastdl ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I was not expecting much, seen as how the last review was from 2004. It was wet and sloppy, but still a fun ride. It was kinda sad to see all the old stunts that used to be at the top of the hill. If you are in the Everett area it's an good weekday ride. This was my first time riding here and I plan on making it my local trail.

Recommended Route:
I parked at the gravel road past the bridge. Headed up the hill, stayed on the right side of the tracks and cut across the creek at just before the giant silver pipes. I headed up the hill until I hit the main trail until it took me to the top. There are quite a few offshoots from the main trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Galbraith!



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Review Date
June 11, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Keith , from Seattle

Summary:
Well the trail has been pretty well gutted. I rode it last weekend and man was I bummed. Many of the stunts have been torn down to make play forts from the wood or thoroughly honked up. The teeter is GONE! Someone must have dragged the old truck out of the woods. Log ride to drop...gone. 6' stump...ladder approach torn out. There used to be a bunch of good lines where you could play connect the drops but many of the ladders and bridges are gone and although someone has been working on some dirt jumps, they're not really set up for big bikes. There are some good drops left but unless a bunch have been built in a new section, it's a real disappointment. Keep in mind, I was out to ride the stunt area near the top and stayed mostly in that area (didn't feel like too much climbing on my DH pig) but I did ride much of the single track up there looking for any new stuff. I don't know about the east side of the tracks or down closer to the water. There is still a bunch of fun singletrack, ridable by just about anyone on anything, and some nice hucks left but I want the big teeter!

Recommended Route:
I usually start at the top on the West side.



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