2,551 ft
Distance
-315 ft
Descent
00:03:47
Avg time

Sheep Skull Details

  • Riding Area
    Forest of Dean
    Gloucester
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, RD, Fat, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1500 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Super fast all the way. Through the top ‘bus stop’, then jumping into and out of a bombhole, over some roots onto the middle fire road. Flying on down from there, loads of challenging roots tempt you into braking, then anchors off into the final fast ‘motorway’ section. Sections, berms and jumps are in season here. Super fun and fast too, and a great one to session.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sheep Skull bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -315 ft
  • Altitude min
    391 ft
  • Altitude max
    706 ft
  • Altitude start
    706 ft
  • Altitude end
    391 ft
  • Grade
    -12.345%
  • Grade max
    -23.202%
  • Grade min
    0.704%
  • Distance down
    2,483 ft
  • Distance flat
    68 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:28:13
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Status:
on Dec 24, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • 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 sheep-skull trailhead (51.809900, -2.583820)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 125 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 726 rides
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      Photos

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      46 |
      Nov 17, 2017 @ 2:08am
      Nov 17, 2017
      Sheep Skull, Newbury
      89 |
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 10:04am
      Jan 18, 2017
      Sheep Skull, Hampshire
      87 |
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 9:54am
      Jan 18, 2017
      Sheep Skull, Hampshire
      105 |
      Nov 9, 2016 @ 10:10am
      Nov 9, 2016
      Sheep Skull, Birmingham

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