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Mountain Boarding At North SeaTac BMX Park

If you've been following my blog for sometime, you've probably read about my unsuccessful attempt to descend the famous Mount Si in Issaquah on my mountain board.
I am still trying to find the right type of terrain ( like a hiking trail that is relatively steep, wide, gravel, not very rocky ) along I-90 to give it another shot.

But since mountain boards are extremely rugged, you can ride over any terrain imaginable: single-track mountain biking trails, on dirt BMX courses, in skate parks, on steep grass hillsides, on gravel roads or city sidewalks.

If you live in South King Co, I highly recommend North SeaTac Park. The park is located north of SeaTac Airport just minutes from HWY 518. This 220 acres semi-wilderness urban park has it all : miles of paved roads/ trails, paths for hiking and mountain biking, a climbing boulder, outdoor basketball/baseball/soccer fields, a tennis court, a massive frisbee golf course.

North SeaTac BMX track is also located withing the park, and that's where I decided to give my board another go.

Great for BMX riding, the track wasn't good enough for mountain boarding.

The top part of the "start" is paved, which gives you enough speed "to catch some air " on the first jump, then it levels off, then downhill, up again and...that was it. Total "riding time " about one minute.
On a good note, you don't have to hike up the hill for the next 20 minutes. After about 15-20 runs, I broke some serious sweat.

Though, they say that the best place for beginners to try out mountain boarding is on a grassy hill, I think that this park is a pretty good alternative. After all, if it wasn't thrilling enough for you, you can always try BMX ( I personally haven't yet )

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I mountain Board in Lower Woodland Park everyday. Checkout the video here: