899 ft
Distance
88 ft
Climb
-8 ft
Descent
00:02:19
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Skull Trail
  • SIMBS
    Maintainer
  • Original: Dave Bissenden, Boyd McIvor
    Builder

Skull Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hartland Mountain Bike Park
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (6 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #243 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #3223 in E-Biking
    • #12940 in Trail Running
    • #5171 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    CRD

A short climb to start your ride, or a fun downhill to end it.

Substantially rerouted in 2018 by the SIMBS trail crew, to move the trail out of a seasonal watercourse.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Skull mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    80 ft
  • Altitude min
    481 ft
  • Altitude max
    561 ft
  • Altitude start
    481 ft
  • Altitude end
    561 ft
  • Grade
    8.9%
  • Grade max
    -5.4%
  • Grade min
    23.9%
  • Distance climb
    686 ft
  • Distance down
    190 ft
  • Distance flat
    23 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:19
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:11
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Status:
on Jul 24, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.05 (29 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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      Directions to skull trailhead (48.529840, -123.459210)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 153 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 4,298 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 30,831 rides
      • Last: Aug 7, 2022

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      Jun 14, 2020 @ 4:56pm
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      Jun 11, 2018 @ 7:28pm
      Jun 11, 2018
      182 |
      Jun 11, 2018 @ 7:27pm
      Jun 11, 2018
      | 1 comments
      121 |
      Jun 5, 2018 @ 1:39pm
      Jun 5, 2018

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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      sinding (May 22, 2022 at 20:15)
      Caution to folks riding this down; this is the primary climbing trail for most folks using the main parking lot. There are a few blind corners which can be dangerous for folks climbing and not expecting a rider.
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      190311 Skull 2019
      1:35 | 266 | Mar 11, 2019 , Victoria
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