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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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Hoot Trail
Sep 16, 2018 @ 12:19pm
Sep 16, 2018
Very dusty braking holes going into many of the switchbacks.
Pioneer Trail Market to Casci
Apr 28, 2018 @ 1:14pm
Apr 28, 2018
Pioneer Trail--Highway Crossing to Burlington Ridge Rd
Apr 28, 2018 @ 1:13pm
Apr 28, 2018
Trail was in good shape, just a tiny bit of mud in one section about 6' long, otherwise completely dry.
Pioneer Trail--Casci Rd to Hwy 20 Crossing
Apr 28, 2018 @ 1:12pm
Apr 28, 2018
There is an active logging project towards the top of this trail. On the weekends there was no activity, just a rough trail briefly due to the equipment driving, but during the week they were actively falling trees when I rode through. It's not closed, just be aware and cautious.
Hallelujah Trail
Feb 5, 2018 @ 10:48am
Feb 5, 2018
various areas of mud and water with patches of snow. lots of down trees up around Skillman and along trails above as well. LOTS OF FUN.
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