6 miles
Distance
239 ft
Climb
-2,771 ft
Descent
00:36:09
Avg time
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Northern Skyline Details

  • Riding Area
    Ben Lomond
    Ogden, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking
    #13847 in Mountain Biking

Going north from North Ogden Pass, there are 10 switchbacks to climb to the ridge. The trail has lots of small rocks in this section. Along the ridge the trail is much better with one hike-a-bike (up only) section near Chilly Peak and another above Chilly Peak. Great long steady downhill going back south (no hike-a-bikes downhill). Extremely scenic with over 3,000 feet of almost vertical exposure on much of the trail.

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More Stats for Northern Skyline bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,532 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,179 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,712 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,712 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,179 ft
  • Grade
    -7.447%
  • Grade max
    -79.48%
  • Grade min
    31.888%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    698 ft
  • Avg time
    00:36:09
  • Avg reverse time
    01:06:08
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Status:
on Oct 29, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.55 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • 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
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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
Directions to northern-skyline trailhead (41.362400, -111.949340)
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Northern Skyline Trail Reports

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Oct 29, 2018 @ 5:19am
Oct 29, 2018
Some wet spots, but nothing deep or sloppy. Most wet areas can be avoided, but just ride through it so you don't widen the trail. It's mostly just...
Aug 12, 2018 @ 7:44am
Aug 12, 2018
Very dry, but the trail isn’t in too bad of condition. A bit overgrown in parts.
Jul 1, 2018 @ 11:44am
Jul 1, 2018
Overgrown from 7500-8500'
Jun 2, 2018 @ 2:25pm
Jun 2, 2018
All clear with some hero dirt in the shaded areas.
May 7, 2018 @ 11:14am
May 7, 2018
Climbing from North Ogden Divide trailhead, ONLY THE FIRST 3 MILES ARE DRY. Beyond that, there's still drifted snow on the trail with lots of...
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Oct 26, 2018 @ 9:42pm
Oct 26, 2018
Northern Skyline, My City
13 |
Aug 12, 2018 @ 7:45am
Aug 12, 2018
Northern Skyline, Ogden
36 |
May 14, 2018 @ 7:59pm
May 14, 2018
Northern Skyline, Twin Falls

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Videos

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North Ogden Divide MTB aka N. Skyline
201 | Sep 19, 2017 , Ogden
Northern Skyline part 1
3:50 | 23 | Oct 4, 2018 , Ogden
Ben Lomond to Northern Skyline
8:20 | 38 | Oct 4, 2018 , Ogden
Northern Skyline part 2
5:49 | 19 | Oct 4, 2018 , Ogden
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