1,049 ft
Distance
7 ft
Climb
-244 ft
Descent
00:01:17
Avg time

Helter Skelter Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Thornielee
    Walkerburn
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #12160 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in E-Biking
  • Year Opened
    2014

Rock gardens, technical corners and swoopy sections. Once it's bedded in it will be amazing Unofficial trail, not for beginners, there are no facilities at Thornylee. These trails are all hand built by riders in their own free time, so treat with respect and don't ride in large groups.

Access Info

On the crest of the steep hill on the new fire road (on the left on the main climb). Meets up with the Glory Hole.

This trail is unsanctioned.

More Stats for Helter Skelter mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -237 ft
  • Altitude min
    792 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,029 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,029 ft
  • Altitude end
    792 ft
  • Grade
    -22.619%
  • Grade max
    -42.049%
  • Grade min
    13.033%
  • Distance climb
    31 ft
  • Distance down
    998 ft
  • Distance flat
    19 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:47:12
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Status:
on Sep 13, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Radar Time
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Helter Skelter Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 54 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 359 rides
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      Photos

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      May 19, 2016 @ 3:38am
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      May 19, 2016 @ 3:38am
      May 19, 2016
      283 |
      Apr 27, 2008 @ 3:12pm
      Apr 27, 2008
      221 |
      Apr 27, 2008 @ 3:12pm
      Apr 27, 2008

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      No Thorns - Joe Swann
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