2,733 ft
Distance
-316 ft
Descent
00:04:20
Avg time

Sheep Skull Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Forest of Dean
    Gloucester
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, RD, Fat, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1873 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Forestry England

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.

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More Stats for Sheep Skull mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -316 ft
  • Altitude min
    400 ft
  • Altitude max
    717 ft
  • Altitude start
    715 ft
  • Altitude end
    400 ft
  • Grade
    -11.6%
  • Grade max
    -40.1%
  • Grade min
    1%
  • Distance climb
    167 ft
  • Distance down
    2,493 ft
  • Distance flat
    72 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:24
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Status:
on Jun 25, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.65 (11 votes)
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Trail Conditions
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      Sheep Skull Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 393 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
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      • 2,765 rides
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      129 |
      Feb 19, 2019 @ 3:35am
      Feb 19, 2019
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      Feb 19, 2019 @ 3:33am
      Feb 19, 2019
      397 |
      Feb 22, 2014 @ 11:37pm
      Feb 22, 2014
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      Feb 22, 2014 @ 11:35pm
      Feb 22, 2014

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      LewisCavanagh (Sep 7, 2021 at 1:25)
       Middle and Bottom sections are brilliant. The bottom section feels like a small section of how EWS looks.
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      Sheepskull | Downhill Mountain Biking in the...
      3:49 | 584 | Sep 15, 2019 , Gloucester
      FoD MTB / Forest of Dean - Sheepskull - Red - 2018
      3:00 | 345 | Sep 13, 2018 , Gloucester
      Darkside at FOD
      2:43 | 270 | Jun 27, 2017 , Gloucester
      FOD sheepskull WITH CRASH
      3:51 | 109 | Feb 16, 2017 , Gloucester
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