Central Whidbey’s premier riding trail system
THE KETTLES !
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30 miles of trails of varied terrain. Level to moderate climbs, lots of rolling and switch backs.
WIBC holds an annual ride in the Kettles during the Penn Cove Mussel Festival. Join us for some big riding and some delicious mussels and live music in the beer garden afterwards!
Visit our >Mussels in the Kettles website for more information about this great ride.
The kettles are fluvioglacial landforms that were created by giant blocks of ice. Those blocks broke off from the front of the Vashon Glacier as it retreated and became either partly or totally buried by the glacial outwash. Eventually when the ice blocks melted, kettle holes were left in the sandur. When our Kettles trail system was developed a jumbled series of mounds and ridges was created, just for us to RIDE ON !
Learn more about the formation of the Kettles and Whidbey’s glacial history by visiting the Washington Department of Natural Resources. Just click on the glacial results map below.