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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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
  • Ridelogs
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)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
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

Hallelujah Trail
Oct 25, 2018 @ 5:00pm
Oct 25, 2018
Down tree
Hoot Trail
Oct 21, 2018 @ 11:22am
Oct 21, 2018
Great ride!!!!
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.
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