Pros: scalable smooth and flowy fun for intermediate to advanced skill levels
Cons: wish it was longer!
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Unemployment Line is a smooth and flowy intermediate/advanced jump trail. This trail can be ridden by most intermediate-level riders, as the 40 jumps are either rollable or optional. More advanced riders can take advantage of the well-designed doubles and the 2 optional gaps.
The berms are big and allow you to carry speed through the entire trail. The trail builders clearly spent a lot of time and effort perfecting this trail. There is only one wood feature, Slayer drop, at the start of the trail.
- Park at the lot at 4994 Samish Way
- Head east across Samish Way onto Galbraith Lane
- Keep straight onto the pipeline road
- At the bottom of Last Call, take the double track
- Follow the double track across a large wooden bridge to the Checkpoint Alpha kiosk
- From the kiosk head up the road
- Keep right at Blue Rock
- Keep right at Red Rock, and soon you’ll reach the top of Unemployment Line
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