528 ft
Distance
2 ft
Climb
-11 ft
Descent
00:02:49
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Skills Area Trail

Skills Area Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Gateway Green
    Portland, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, DJ, RD, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    all season
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Ladder Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #1758 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2017
  • Land Manager

Skills area includes rollers, berms, ladder bridges drops, jumps.

Access Info

Start of the skills area is just past the pump track as you enter the center gates

More Stats for Skills Area bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -10 ft
  • Altitude min
    150 ft
  • Altitude max
    161 ft
  • Altitude start
    161 ft
  • Altitude end
    151 ft
  • Grade
    -1.963%
  • Grade max
    -5.441%
  • Grade min
    5.493%
  • Distance climb
    33 ft
  • Distance down
    281 ft
  • Distance flat
    214 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:49
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Status:
on Aug 13, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Skills Area Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 12:20pm
      Aug 13, 2019
      Jul 16, 2019 @ 1:59pm
      Jul 16, 2019
      Jun 10, 2019 @ 5:15pm
      Jun 10, 2019
      The homeless are starting to migrate down to the skills area, and camping right next to the picnic table. Also major over growth.
      May 21, 2019 @ 4:32pm
      May 21, 2019
      May 14, 2019 @ 11:50am
      May 14, 2019
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 232 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,052 rides
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      Photos

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      57 |
      Apr 22, 2019 @ 8:33am
      Apr 22, 2019
      59 |
      Apr 1, 2019 @ 7:44am
      Apr 1, 2019
      41 |
      Mar 5, 2019 @ 10:40am
      Mar 5, 2019
      99 |
      Jul 21, 2017 @ 8:23pm
      Jul 21, 2017

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