6.3 miles
1,886 ft
-1,887 ft
3,344 ft
High Point
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Lite Racers will tackle a full pull on Skyline.

Racers should be prepared for changing weather conditions.

Lite racers will not have an aid station on their course and should carry enough food and water to complete their course.

Detailed Description
2021 CDC: North Mountain Enduro - Lite Course is a 6 mile intermediate race route located near Darrington Washington. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 2 trails. This route climbs 1,886 ft with a max elevation of 3,344 ft then descends -1,887 ft.
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9 Reviews & Comments

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Shaqfeasel (Jul 17, 2022 at 18:56)
Trail Skyline
Upper is a Canadian blue. Steep, chunky..not a typical flow trail you take a beginner to. Bottom is flowy and fast.
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chunky-tech-doctor (Jun 13, 2021 at 12:08)
Trail Skyline
Best blue in Washington black at the upper blue mid way through
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koencollins23 (Jul 4, 2020 at 17:26)
Trail Skyline
Awesome trail with tech on top and flow on bottom a little hard for a blue but tons of fun.
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surfhard987 (Jun 27, 2020 at 18:09)
Trail Skyline
Top half of this trail is definitely rated on the Canadian scale instead of the American scale...
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Gsdraper (May 11, 2020 at 12:57)
Trail Skyline
I rode skyline this week for the first time. Haven’t seen a ton of reviews so this will be somewhat detailed. I parked in the lower mountain parking lot on North Mountain road. It’s about three miles past the skills park up a good gravel road. I was solo, so I rode North MountIn road up to the trail head. It’s not that steep, but the trade off is it’s a long way, about 8.5 miles. It took me just shy of two hours to make the climb. There was still snow at the higher elevations as of mid-May, so had to hike-a-bike for the last few hundred feet. The trail is well marked. The upper 2/3s or so was steep, with only a few technical sections. I wouldn’t really call it a flow trail though—there were only a few places you could really let go due to the steepness. The bottom third opens up and you can carry more speed. The trail is narrow at some points, with banked turns, although the banks are not that big. There is some mild exposure at a few places. It’s a blue rated trail, but more challenging than other blues I have ridden at Tiger Mountain or Galbraith. Over all I rate it 4 stars. Better as a shuttle than solo—the ride down took me 35 minutes. Not a great ratio for a two hour climb.
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MaxAttacks (Mar 8, 2020 at 9:57)
Trail Skyline
Sweet and savory blue with a touch of cayenne pepper. If your teeth aren't covered with sweet Washington dirt by the bottom from smiling, you should sell your bike. This trail will teach you how to love.
  • + 1
jefe (Nov 25, 2019 at 13:43)
Trail Skyline
This trail is insanely sick. The faster you go, the better it gets!
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CWH11 (Oct 23, 2019 at 12:26)
Trail Skyline
One of the best blue trails I’ve ridden. Lots of variety, some tech, some jumps, some flow.
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Porterstone (Oct 20, 2019 at 18:16)
Trail Skyline
Possibly the sassiest blue run anywhere. This is the real deal!

Route Sections

1 Stage 5: Skyline
  • 2 miles distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -1,744 ft descent

Trails in Route

Road Climb1 mile
Skyline2 miles


  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday August 21, 2021
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
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More Stats for 2021 CDC: North Mountain Enduro - Lite Course mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,505 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,544 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,542 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    784 ft
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Skyline - Darrington MTB Shuttle Trails [4K]
Skyline - Darrington MTB Shuttle Trails [4K]
trail: Skyline
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Nov 15, 2022 @ 3:17pm
Nov 15, 2022
Fully cleared the lower half of the trail. It's hero and ready for winter. [L=https://www.evergreenmtb.org/trails/ride-reports/rr-7292]EvergreenMTB Trail Report[/L]
Road Climb
Jul 4, 2022 @ 3:30pm
Jul 4, 2022
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