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)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Hoot for all ages
Hoot for all ages
trail: Hoot Trail
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Dec 30, 2017
Riders from 14-67 on Hoot Trail

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Hoot Trail
Feb 17, 2018 @ 12:10pm
Feb 17, 2018
Hero Dirt! Trail is in good shape. Switch backs are tacky and in great shape. Thanks for the trail work BONC.
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.
Pioneer Alternate
Feb 5, 2018 @ 10:48am
Feb 5, 2018
lots of mub and water as well as patches of snow. LOTS OF FUN
Miner's Trail
Jan 31, 2018 @ 1:12pm
Jan 31, 2018
mostly dry after a few days of no rain.
Snow Mountain Ditch North Side
Jan 31, 2018 @ 1:12pm
Jan 31, 2018
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