2,551 ft
Distance
-315 ft
Descent
00:04:15
Avg time

Sheep Skull Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • 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 mountain 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
    00:04:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:38
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Status:
on Feb 24, 2020
Wet
Avg: 4.55 (7 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
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Sheep Skull Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 107 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 726 rides
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      Photos

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      62 |
      Feb 19, 2019 @ 3:35am
      Feb 19, 2019
      70 |
      Feb 19, 2019 @ 3:33am
      Feb 19, 2019
      25 |
      Feb 18, 2019 @ 5:14pm
      Feb 18, 2019
      26 |
      Feb 18, 2019 @ 5:13pm
      Feb 18, 2019

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