1,152 ft
Distance
2 ft
Climb
-187 ft
Descent
00:03:16
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Penn Preserve
    Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Log Ride, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #37434 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    City of Reading PA

Very difficult descent laden with large rocks and boulders. Steep, narrow, and windy, this trail will test even the most technically experienced rider.

Access Info

Trail starts to the right of the bunker and turns left behind it.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Skill Hill (Ferndale Trail) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -185 ft
  • Altitude min
    831 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,017 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,016 ft
  • Altitude end
    831 ft
  • Grade
    -16.059%
  • Grade max
    -33.241%
  • Grade min
    1.795%
  • Distance climb
    23 ft
  • Distance down
    1,092 ft
  • Distance flat
    37 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:54
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Status:
on Jan 5, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 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
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Skill Hill... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 5, 2020 @ 6:02am
      Jan 5, 2020
      Tree down about 3/4 of the way down the trail. Have to lift the bike to get over.
      Dec 7, 2018 @ 11:39am
      Dec 7, 2018
      reporter
      Apr 22, 2018 @ 5:28am
      Apr 22, 2018
      Jun 8, 2017 @ 5:02am
      Jun 8, 2017
      May 25, 2017 @ 5:38am
      May 25, 2017
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 49 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 269 rides
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      Photos

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      6 |
      Nov 19, 2020 @ 7:01am
      Nov 19, 2020
      49 |
      Jun 15, 2019 @ 10:05am
      Jun 15, 2019
      48 |
      Jun 4, 2019 @ 6:21pm
      Jun 4, 2019
      49 |
      Sep 6, 2018 @ 3:19pm
      Sep 6, 2018

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Rugged and rocky
      7 miles

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