2 miles
Distance
8 ft
Climb
-1,803 ft
Descent
00:19:48
Avg time

Skyline Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    North Mountain
    Darrington, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
  • Land Manager
    Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

A mix of natural techy, rooty, rocky PNW singletrack and machine built flow jumps and berms. Upper is more techy and lower is more flowy.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Skyline mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,795 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,606 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,401 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,401 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,608 ft
  • Grade
    -15.7%
  • Grade max
    -83.2%
  • Grade min
    6.7%
  • Distance climb
    236 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    141 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:33:03
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Status:
on May 31, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.75 (15 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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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      Skyline Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 31, 2020 @ 8:51pm
      May 31, 2020
      Top was a bit muddy and sloppy, roots were slick, but it all dried out about 1/4 of the way down and ran great.
      May 17, 2020 @ 8:23pm
      May 17, 2020
      A bit of snow still lingering at the start but nothing that should stop anyone. Upper tech has some mud in spots, lower flow sections in good...
      May 5, 2020 @ 1:56pm
      May 5, 2020
      reporter DNR Trails REOPENED!! *Note: There may still be snow.
      Apr 8, 2020 @ 2:24pm
      Apr 8, 2020
      reporter The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks) and the Washington Department of Fish...
      Mar 25, 2020 @ 4:23pm
      Mar 25, 2020
      reporter DNR recreation and public access sites will be closed through at least April 8th. Camping is also closed at this time on DNR lands for both...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 23 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 79 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 20, 2019

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Porterstone (Oct 20, 2019 at 18:16)
       Possibly the sassiest blue run anywhere. This is the real deal!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag CWH11 (Oct 23, 2019 at 12:26)
       One of the best blue trails I’ve ridden. Lots of variety, some tech, some jumps, some flow.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag jefe (Nov 25, 2019 at 13:43)
       This trail is insanely sick. The faster you go, the better it gets!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag MaxAttacks (Mar 8, 2020 at 9:57)
       Sweet and savory blue with a touch of cayenne pepper. If your teeth aren't covered with sweet Washington dirt by the bottom from smiling, you should sell your bike. This trail will teach you how to love.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Gsdraper (May 11, 2020 at 12:57)
       I rode skyline this week for the first time. Haven’t seen a ton of reviews so this will be somewhat detailed. I parked in the lower mountain parking lot on North Mountain road. It’s about three miles past the skills park up a good gravel road. I was solo, so I rode North MountIn road up to the trail head. It’s not that steep, but the trade off is it’s a long way, about 8.5 miles. It took me just shy of two hours to make the climb. There was still snow at the higher elevations as of mid-May, so had to hike-a-bike for the last few hundred feet. The trail is well marked. The upper 2/3s or so was steep, with only a few technical sections. I wouldn’t really call it a flow trail though—there were only a few places you could really let go due to the steepness. The bottom third opens up and you can carry more speed. The trail is narrow at some points, with banked turns, although the banks are not that big. There is some mild exposure at a few places. It’s a blue rated trail, but more challenging than other blues I have ridden at Tiger Mountain or Galbraith. Over all I rate it 4 stars. Better as a shuttle than solo—the ride down took me 35 minutes. Not a great ratio for a two hour climb.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag surfhard987 (Jun 27, 2020 at 18:09)
       Top half of this trail is definitely rated on the Canadian scale instead of the American scale...
      [Reply]

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