1,152 ft
Distance
2 ft
Climb
-187 ft
Descent
00:02:30
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
  • 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
    #73549 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #29248 in Trail Running
    • #19482 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Mt. Penn Preserve Partnership (MP3)

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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Skill Hill (Ferndale Trail) bike trail 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
    00:02:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:28
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on Aug 14, 2021
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
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      Skill Hill... Trail Reports

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      Aug 14, 2021 @ 9:35am
      Aug 14, 2021
      reporter
      Deadfall cleared.
      Aug 13, 2021 @ 10:18am
      Aug 13, 2021
      Sign removed/missing Replace with new signage
      Aug 13, 2021 @ 10:14am
      Aug 13, 2021
      Deadfall on trail Can be moved by 3 individuals or on with a chain saw
      Jul 23, 2021 @ 1:49pm
      Jul 23, 2021
      reporter
      Mar 14, 2021 @ 2:41pm
      Mar 14, 2021
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 44 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 388 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 19, 2020 @ 7:01am
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      Jun 15, 2019 @ 10:05am
      Jun 15, 2019
      78 |
      Jun 4, 2019 @ 6:21pm
      Jun 4, 2019
      77 |
      Sep 6, 2018 @ 3:19pm
      Sep 6, 2018

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      Rugged and rocky7 miles

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