22 miles
Distance
2,363 ft
Climb
-4,203 ft
Descent
4,547 ft
High Point

This is a fun self-shuttled point to point ride. By no means is it all downhill but it does have some great downhill stretches including Hoot Trail, the Hallelujah switchbacks and Miners Trail. Upper reaches may hold snow in the winter and then it is customarily started lower on Pioneer and by the same token, started higher on Pioneer in late Spring, customarily at the Omega Rest Stop. Some of these trails are official and maintained by BONC. Please note that some of them are unsanctioned historical use routes but may not be maintained.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Skillman to 49 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,842 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,589 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,474 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,631 ft
  • Grade
    -1.6%
  • Grade max
    -68.4%
  • Grade min
    37.6%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
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      Hoot Trail
      Nov 26, 2020 @ 11:07am
      11 hours
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      Nov 21, 2020 @ 11:41am
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      Miner's Trail
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      Nov 7, 2020
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      Oct 31, 2020 @ 4:59pm
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