4,846 ft
38 ft
-1,212 ft
Avg time

Skid Marks Details

  • Riding area
    Mount 7
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking

Skid Marks is a fast and very steep trail that hugs mount 7’s prominent ridge and ties Moonshine to 5K trail.

Features lots of loose and surfy fall line steeps with a few roots and short rocky sections thrown in for good measure.

Though most sections have good run outs, a few of the steeper pitches are worth scoping if your skills are feeling challenged. Also be sure not not to miss the steep, mandatory lefthand switchback wrapped in remnants of old safety netting.

The steeps begin to mellow out a little after passing the exit of Erich’s trail, though technical sections and fast snappy corners keep things interesting.

Skid Marks flows right into the the start of 5K, which links to the 3K trail to continue your ridge line race run all the way to the valley bottom.

Keep in mind that while a true Mt. 7 classic, this is an advanced downhill trail with sustained steeps and no real cheater lines. In addition to the prolonged steeps, silty soils make this a really sporty trail pick in wet conditions.

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More Stats for Skid Marks mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,174 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,062 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,241 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,241 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,067 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    342 ft
  • Distance down
    4,315 ft
  • Distance flat
    189 ft
  • Avg time
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on May 28, 2018
Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to skid-marks trailhead (51.271920, -116.897870)
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Skid Marks Trail Reports

May 28, 2018 @ 5:23pm
May 28, 2018
The entire race run down to 3K has been cleared and mostly raked. The very steep sections below RTC corner are very loose, rider beware. There...
May 21, 2018 @ 2:19pm
May 21, 2018
Trail should be marked closed! Trees everywhere, full bushwhack. Not rideable, and won't be without significant work. We tried to ride from...
Aug 22, 2017 @ 10:46am
Aug 22, 2017
Aug 22, 2017 @ 10:44am
Aug 22, 2017
Massive trees everywhere. Completely unrideable
Jul 25, 2017 @ 8:12pm
Jul 25, 2017
Zillion trees down all over the mountain.
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Aug 22, 2017
Skid Marks, Edmonton
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Aug 22, 2017 @ 10:44am
Aug 22, 2017
Skid Marks, Edmonton

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Mount 7
16:35 | 199 | Oct 19, 2017 , Golden

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