22 miles
Distance
5,105 ft
Climb
-7,102 ft
Descent
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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Details

  • Riding area
  • 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
    -1,997 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,593 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,631 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,635 ft
  • Grade
    -1.696%
  • Grade max
    -59.836%
  • Grade min
    59.046%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Trail transparency
      The Santa Trap on Hoot Trail
      The Santa Trap on Hoot Trail
      trail: Hoot Trail
      1:00 | 20 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Dec 23, 2018
      Kids try to catch Santa on Hoot
      The Santa Trap
      The Santa Trap
      trail: Hoot Trail
      1:00 | 7 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Dec 23, 2018
      #santa #christmas #hoottrail #bonc

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Hoot Trail
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 8:54am
      Jan 12, 2019
      Fallen tree midway down.
      Pioneer Extension
      Dec 7, 2018 @ 12:13pm
      Dec 7, 2018
      Hallelujah Trail
      Nov 28, 2018 @ 11:55am
      Nov 28, 2018
      Best conditions
      Pioneer Trail--Casci Rd to Hwy 20 Crossing
      Nov 28, 2018 @ 11:55am
      Nov 28, 2018
      Best conditions
      Pioneer Alternate
      Nov 28, 2018 @ 11:55am
      Nov 28, 2018
      Best conditions
      more reports »
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