2.2 miles
Distance
8 ft
Climb
-1,803 ft
Descent
00:18:12
Avg time

Skyline Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    North Mountain
    Darrington, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #5082 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #4692 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Skyline mountain bike trail 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
    00:18:12
  • Avg reverse time
    01:07:23
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Status:
on Sep 12, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.5 (21 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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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
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  • moto (1 year)
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      Skyline Trail Reports

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      Sep 12, 2021 @ 8:53pm
      Sep 12, 2021
      Some recent rain, dirt is great. Trail is great fun. Quite a few brake bumps in the turns.
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 10:34am
      Aug 1, 2021
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 5:22pm
      Jul 31, 2021
      Dirt is very loose. Breaking is not easy. Take a little more caution than usual.
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 6:40pm
      Jul 18, 2021
      Dry, bring lube
      Jul 8, 2021 @ 1:36pm
      Jul 8, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 52 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 422 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 428 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 7, 2020 @ 5:49pm
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      2021 CDC: North Mountain Enduro - Sport Course race
      18 miles
      2021 CDC: North Mountain Enduro - Lite Course race
      6 miles

      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Porterstone (Oct 20, 2019 at 18:16)
       Possibly the sassiest blue run anywhere. This is the real deal!
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      • + 0
      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.
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      • + 1
      jefe (Nov 25, 2019 at 13:43)
       This trail is insanely sick. The faster you go, the better it gets!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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]
      • + 0
      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]
      • + 1
      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]
      • + 0
      koencollins23 (Jul 4, 2020 at 17:26)
       Awesome trail with tech on top and flow on bottom a little hard for a blue but tons of fun.
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      • + 0
      chunky-tech-doctor (Jun 13, 2021 at 12:08)
       Best blue in Washington black at the upper blue mid way through
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