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Snakeonia

Average Rating:    (4.38 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 24

flowing upper trail, 'hidden dragon', with short log rides and a good rock drop leads into the snake, with steep off-camber clear cut rolling into deep forest with many rollable rock outcrops, a supersteep and long, but rollable "headwall" rock drop-in, some good swoops, a hike-bike, some more drops and swoops into very steep switchbacks, a healthy log drop, more steep swoops, finally a steep rooty drop in to the mudbog. cross creek on an old, narrow diversion dam, ride past old vacuum and toaster, and back to car.
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Latitude
48.40003249610685
Longitude
-122.34375
Trail Directions
N. Lake Samish Exit to Lookout mountain.
Trail Length
~ 3 downhill miles
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Bellingham
   


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Review Date
April 13, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: klondike ,  Downhiller

Summary:
this trail is sick. not for the weak of mind or body. steep, loose, and chock full of trees, big ones. cojones are highly recomended and a good lid is a must, chances of using brain bucket are high. 3 1/2 mile hike a bike, but its worth every foot. knee/shin armour recomended. awesome technical trail, expert only. close contact/contact with trees is inevitable.

Recommended Route:
hike up, ride down. really fast. get a guide or you will get lost!



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Review Date
September 28, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Nick ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This trail is some wicked fun. Steep, technical, drops, rock faces, it's got it all except cheerleaders at the bottom. I definity recommend pads, body armor, disc brakes and a big set of brass balls if you want to rip of some of the drops. A sweet rock spine and some gut check rock faces and man-made drops. Funnest trail in B-ham if you want to be challenged, just make sure your health insurance is paid up.



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Review Date
July 2, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Troy , from B'ham

Summary:
This is a no-F#&k-around expert trail. If you are skilled enough and tenacious enough to find it, which most are not, you will be pleased with this ride. If you think you are a great rider try this out. Its a spoiler. You will likely be humbled early and often. This trail is all about gravity, and it will pull you down with or without your bike, so be ready. But dont be fooled, it is not a high velocity downhill. It is a steep, tight, technical ride with lots of obstacles to get over or around while licking your back tire (a solid 12 ft. stump jump with a little gap thrown in for fun). There are a few drops on this trail that will cause you to consider your future carefully, a wicked slick rock ridge (in Washington this means moss grows on it), and a healthy dose of steep tree infested downhill. What to bring: a partner, water, full suspension, disc brakes (necessary to keep the rim from melting your brake pads), body armor for the occasional shoulder-tree-check, and for the big drop and fat gap, an extra set of balls (for the girls this means you will need two sets).

Recommended Route:
There is a certain mystique surrounding Hidden Dragon and Snakeonia. Many of the locals know the general location, few can tell you exactly how to get there. Of those few that are in the know the info seems to be classified. This, of course, makes riding them that much better. Let me to provide you with some detailed directions: Go up, take a right, two, no three lefts, and a right. If you still cant find it find someone to take you.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
If you don't like pushing your bike uphill for an hour stay away! If you are scared of running 15ft. vertical rock faces with tight turns at the bottom, and trees to enforce it, stay away.



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Review Date
May 11, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Harry Dangler& Dustin Bowls , from The Bend

Summary:
Push hard retard... So many "hike-a-bikes", my pectorals got a great work-out. One minute down for every twenty minutes climbing (or pushing).

Recommended Route:
Don't get off the Freeway

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Casa que pasa



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Review Date
April 21, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Judd , from Bellingham, WA USA

Summary:
Toughest trail system in the area hands down. I went from an Azonic DS-1 hardtail to an RM7 with 8" hydros within a matter of 3 weeks because of this trail alone. Still can't quite clear all the stunts, but I should be able to by the end of the spring/summer. Still got to work on that 12 foot stump drop, the 25 foot gap (how do you get the speed for that bad boy??), and a few lines on the steep twisties. All in all a serious trail for riders who want to push themselves well beyond comfort zones. Wouldn't recommend riding alone unless you really know the trail because there are many moments where you might need someone to carry your broken body down the hill. Full face helmets highly advised if you're going to hit everything. Saved my buddy from what would have been a definite broken cheek.

Recommended Route:
For less of a climb, take the first fire road left and climb it to the top where it forks to the left again. Trail is hidden in woods on left. Makes for a nice afternoon ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Upper snakeonia if you've got the time and the pedal power. Either take the rifle range road (sort of illegal) or the creek/trail hike on the left from the bottom and then ride it all the way up. Chuckanut ridge and double black are fairly wild too. Can't say I recommend that much on Galbraith Mt. anymore now that it's so logged, muddy, and un-freeride like.



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