810 ft
Distance
18 ft
Climb
-13 ft
Descent
00:01:59
Avg time

Skills Area Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Blackhawk Ski Club
    Middleton, Wisconsin
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, DJ
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Skinny, Teeter Totter
  • Global Ranking
    #3441 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2019
  • Land Manager

Private Club. Membership Required. But not a private club like Bushwood Country Club. It's a 501(c)(3) corporation whose purpose is to develop and promote youth sports in the Madison area. $25 single/$50 family summer and winter memberships available. Visit the Blackhawk Ski Club website to become a member.

Trails have been designed to make the most of the elevation change that made the old-time ski jumpers locate their club here. You'll find flowing downhill, climbs ranging from gentle and twisty to straight and punishing, and secret stashes of old-school single track. Accessible to beginners, challenging for experts, and connected to Pleasant View for your extended riding pleasure. Host of a popular evening kids program designed to introduce 6-10-year-olds to off-road riding.

Access Info

Best access if from Ziggy trail, but empty space along the side can be used to complete a more direct loop.

Disclaimer

Area still under development

More Stats for Skills Area mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    3 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,074 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,094 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,074 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,079 ft
  • Grade
    0.4%
  • Grade max
    -6.9%
  • Grade min
    8.2%
  • Distance climb
    404 ft
  • Distance down
    354 ft
  • Distance flat
    52 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:59
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:58
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on Jul 24, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      • 22 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 134 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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