8 miles
1,050 ft
-3,592 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of South Skyline Trail

South Skyline Details

  • Riding Area
    Ogden, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    May - Oct
  • Alpine Trail
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #20551 in Mountain Biking

Part of the Great Western Trail. Climbs out from Pineview reservoir up to the top ridges of the range and can be ridden towards Lewis Peak or North Ogden Divide. The climb is not particularly steep but is unrelenting and is quite a grind. The descent is fast and flowy. The trial is pretty smooth and manicured, particularly as you approach Pineview.
The parts of the trail that are on the "backside" stay quite wet so be aware of that is it has been rainy or snowy recently.

Access Info

The trail can be accessed from Windsurfer Beach at Pineview Reservoir. When coming from Ogden, head up Ogden Canyon and turn left to cross the dam. The trailhead parking lot is about 1.5 miles from the dam on the lake side of the road. The trail starts at the back of the parking lot and immediately crosses the highway.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for South Skyline bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,542 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,927 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,093 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,468 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,927 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    344 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 14, 2018
Avg: 4 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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
  • 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
Directions to south-skyline trailhead (41.311300, -111.893250)
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South Skyline Trail Reports

Sep 14, 2018 @ 10:30am
Sep 14, 2018
Trail is dry and loose, but fun.
Oct 24, 2017 @ 2:58pm
Oct 24, 2017
A short section on the backside quite muddy after the rains Friday 10/20. Trail is perfect other than that. Should be dried out again now...
May 11, 2017 @ 9:06pm
May 11, 2017
4 first miles from Pineview in great shape. Then becomes soft due to mud and snow.
Jun 9, 2016 @ 12:36pm
Jun 9, 2016
No snow drifts to cross and trail is dry. Very sun exposed on the climb until upper elevations where you can catch some shade.
May 30, 2016 @ 11:32am
May 30, 2016
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Oct 20, 2018 @ 8:28am
Oct 20, 2018
South Skyline, Kaysville
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Oct 20, 2018 @ 8:28am
Oct 20, 2018
South Skyline, Kaysville
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Oct 20, 2018 @ 8:28am
Oct 20, 2018
South Skyline, Kaysville
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Oct 20, 2018 @ 8:28am
Oct 20, 2018
South Skyline, Kaysville

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag ArthurUtah (Oct 17, 2018 at 0:43)
 10/16/18 Lewis Peak 17 mile all fueled by plant protein power. All natural. No electric bike, or unnatural addictive stuff.

I've been preparing for today for months. I made sure I did some QiGong exercises before starting my ride and ate some nutritious plant protein (I'm a practical part time vegan).

Some parts at the top had mud and snow. The downhill was awesome (7 miles).

It was quite the challenge. I spent a long time on the mountain because: (1) I took lots of pictures for "Arthur's Trails" YouTube playlist (2) I had work related phone calls and texts to respond (3) The mud on top slowed me down, and (4) I biked about half of the miles in the dark with no light (next time I'll make sure I take my Night Rider lights).


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