827 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-68 ft
Descent
00:02:17
Avg time
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Skills Area Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Silver Falls State Park
    Salem, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #51504 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #62110 in Trail Running
    • #39666 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2018
  • Land Manager

There are three short trails along this line. Each trail is designed to help beginners (green circle), intermediate (blue square), and expert riders (black diamond) hone their rock-drop and rock up-and-over skills. All three are downhill only. Riders can return to the top by climbing 29 Turns or the access road to Next Loop.

Access Info

Access the Skills Area from Newt Loop

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Skills Area mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -66 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,700 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,770 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,766 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,699 ft
  • Grade
    -7.9%
  • Grade max
    -26%
  • Grade min
    3%
  • Distance climb
    95 ft
  • Distance down
    607 ft
  • Distance flat
    125 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:30
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Status:
on Jul 4, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Skills Area Trail Reports

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      Jul 4, 2022 @ 11:17am
      Jul 4, 2022
      Mar 26, 2022 @ 10:35am
      Mar 26, 2022
      Feb 13, 2022 @ 10:37am
      Feb 13, 2022
      When I was there that day it was in great condition to ride as it has not rain for a while which is rare in the PNW.
      Nov 13, 2021 @ 10:23am
      Nov 13, 2021
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 1:56pm
      Jun 24, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 68 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 318 rides
      • Last: Aug 8, 2022

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