22 miles
5,105 ft
-7,102 ft
4,657 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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  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Skillman to 49 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,997 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,593 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,631 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,635 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Hoot Trail
Oct 23, 2017 @ 8:41pm
Oct 23, 2017
Moon dust is gone!
Snow Mountain Ditch North Side
Jul 17, 2017 @ 3:19pm
Jul 17, 2017
Unable to access from bloody knuckles due to blackberry bushes, unable to access from coyote st due to gate with no trespassing sign and Dick head enforcing the sign, only accessable from where it comes out on 20, not sure where you end up.
Pioneer Trail Market to Casci
May 28, 2017 @ 11:36pm
May 28, 2017
Hallelujah Trail
May 28, 2017 @ 11:36pm
May 28, 2017
Pioneer Trail--Casci Rd to Hwy 20 Crossing
May 28, 2017 @ 11:36pm
May 28, 2017
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