Check out these bucket list trails in the PNW...
Galbraith Mountain, North of Seattle in Bellingham, boasts 65 miles of trails including novice, intermediate and expert levels of difficulty.
Want to get aggressive? Galbraith has some steep, technical and downright gnarly downhills as well as freestyles with copious amounts of jumps, drops and berms.
Black Rock in Oregon may not have the length of trails as the others on the list, but where it lacks in length, it more than makes up for in gravity-orientation and badass freeride features.
These trails are a bit more difficult to get to geographically, but don't let that stop you. Black Rock is not one that you'll soon want to miss!
Looking for a bit more of a mild riding experience in Oregon? Post Canyon is your spot. Located in the shadows of Mt Hood, the views are out of this world, especially from Mitchell Ridge.
Take it a bit easier on these flow trails featuring decent tabletops and rollers.
Near Seattle? Tiger Mountain will not disappoint. Featuring an abundance of all kinds of trails including climbing and downhill-specific, Tiger offers the opportunity to progress in difficulty as you go.
For fast, buff flow, check out Joy Ride, and for a gnarly downhill-only, make sure to hit Predator. Head to the top for crazy views of Mt Rainier.
Experience the best leisure trails that the PNW has to offer...
At 11 miles long, the Sammamish River Trail begins in Bothell and ends at Redmond's Marymoor Park. Primarily flat, this trail offers a great leisure ride while offering views of the Sammamish River with open farmland and mountains in the distance.
Want to make it even more fun? Take a short detour from the trail in Woodinville to hit the wineries there!
Declared a "recreational treasure," the Snohomish County Centennial Trail winds through a varied landscape of forests and farmland. Because it was built on abandoned rail beds, the trails is primarily flat, but there are some elevation changes.
Pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic in one of the many parks along the way.
If you don't necessarily need a blacktop path, the Snoqualmie Valley Trail is a crushed-gravel path that begins in McCormick Park in Duvall and ends at Rattlesnake Lake in North Bend.
This multi-use rail trail meanders through second-growth forests in the Cascade foothills and only gains 500 feet in elevation over its entire run of 31.5 miles.
Take the ferry to Lopez Island, the most bike-friendly of the San Juans. While Ferry Road is a long elevation gain on its path toward Military Road, things begin to level off once you get there.
Lopez Island is an intensely rural spot with much flatter topography than the other San Juan islands, which makes it an ideal bicycle destination.