6 miles
Distance
2,139 ft
Climb
-1,482 ft
Descent
01:04:39
Avg time

Skyline Details

  • Riding Area
    Western Hills
    Wellington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #35364 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This dual use track runs North and South along the ridge between Old Coach Road in Johnsonville and Makara Saddle in Karori. Although only graded as "Intermediate", the climbs are steep and some of the switchbacks and single track sections are more "Advanced" to "Expert" level.

More Stats for Skyline bike trail
  • Altitude change
    656 ft
  • Altitude min
    723 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,385 ft
  • Altitude start
    725 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,381 ft
  • Grade
    2.006%
  • Grade max
    -61.006%
  • Grade min
    88.364%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,240 ft
  • Avg time
    01:04:39
  • Avg reverse time
    01:00:26
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Status:
on Jan 11, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 3 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Skyline Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 11, 2019 @ 4:39pm
      Jan 11, 2019
      Nov 5, 2018 @ 1:24am
      Nov 5, 2018
      Lots of sheep s*^t!
      Dec 28, 2016 @ 11:26am
      Dec 28, 2016
      Mar 12, 2016 @ 8:50pm
      Mar 12, 2016
      Dec 3, 2015 @ 11:29am
      Dec 3, 2015
      Trail dry and some upgrades of the trail surface going on towards the Karori end.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 28 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 20 rides
      • 25 miles avg distance
      All
      • 132 rides
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      Photos

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      Skyline, Issaquah
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      Skyline, Issaquah
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      Nov 27, 2017 @ 7:48am
      Nov 27, 2017
      Skyline, Issaquah

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