4,846 ft
Distance
38 ft
Climb
-1,212 ft
Descent
00:12:55
Avg time

Skid Marks Details

  • Riding Area
    Mount 7
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #13779 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking

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 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
    -80.747%
  • Grade min
    23.627%
  • Distance climb
    342 ft
  • Distance down
    4,315 ft
  • Distance flat
    189 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:55
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Status:
on May 28, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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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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      Skid Marks Trail Reports

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      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
      Unrideable
      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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      • 8 miles avg distance
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      Skid Marks, Edmonton
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      Aug 22, 2017
      Skid Marks, Edmonton

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