8 miles
Distance
1,050 ft
Climb
-3,592 ft
Descent
00:43:44
Avg time
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South Skyline Details

  • Riding area
    Ogden
    Ogden, Utah
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May - Oct
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain 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
    -5.839%
  • Grade max
    -185.169%
  • Grade min
    50.189%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    344 ft
  • Avg time
    00:43:44
  • Avg reverse time
    02:02:43
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Status:
on Oct 24, 2017
Variable
Avg: 4.15 (6 votes)

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

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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
May 30, 2016 @ 11:31am
May 30, 2016
Lots of mud and puddles from the rain last night, and halfway up to Lewis there are so many bugs that it's almost not even worth it. Also, one or...
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Oct 2, 2017 @ 11:05am
Oct 2, 2017
South Skyline, Ogden
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Oct 2, 2017 @ 11:05am
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South Skyline, Ogden
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May 11, 2017 @ 9:07pm
May 11, 2017
South Skyline, Layton
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May 11, 2017 @ 9:07pm
May 11, 2017
South Skyline, Layton

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