1,447 ft
Distance
6 ft
Climb
-376 ft
Descent
00:06:11
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of The Skull Trail

The Skull Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Skull
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #12766 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 40 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    District of North Vancouver

Very steep natural trail with no easy options.

Access Info

Accessed off Baden Powell, exiting at Mill Street.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Skull bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -371 ft
  • Altitude min
    913 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,284 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,284 ft
  • Altitude end
    913 ft
  • Grade
    -25.623%
  • Grade max
    -131.855%
  • Grade min
    19.858%
  • Distance climb
    107 ft
  • Distance down
    1,233 ft
  • Distance flat
    106 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:11
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Status:
on Aug 4, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (24 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • 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%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Description & Photos
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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

  • 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
  • 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
      Directions to the-skull trailhead (49.352200, -123.042240)
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      The Skull Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 4, 2019 @ 2:24pm
      Aug 4, 2019
      reporter All good
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 6:00pm
      Jul 25, 2019
      reporter
      Jun 20, 2019 @ 5:08pm
      Jun 20, 2019
      May 10, 2019 @ 9:27pm
      May 10, 2019
      reporter Running great, but long overdue for a rake...
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 9:40am
      Nov 18, 2018
      Running well
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 115 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 243 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      13 |
      Aug 27, 2019 @ 12:32am
      Aug 27, 2019
      205 |
      Jun 28, 2018 @ 2:03pm
      Jun 28, 2018
      331 |
      May 10, 2014 @ 10:14am
      May 10, 2014
      1,751 |
      Apr 5, 2013 @ 10:40am
      Apr 5, 2013

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Fromme All Trails 2018
      45 miles
      ladies only to the skull
      5 miles
      Freehub Magazine: Ladies Only Loop
      11 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Sharonb (Sep 14, 2014 at 9:01)
       This trail has been seeing some blocking by a disgruntled hiker. This seems to be happening on Friday mornings. If people see the trail blocked, please clear it and post here the DATE you unblocked it.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag brenthillier Plus NSMBA (Sep 14, 2014 at 9:08)
       Thanks Sharon! I'm going to copy this and post it with a yellow trail status.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag nyounker27 (Jan 7, 2015 at 15:28)
       They have caught the disgruntled hiker. She is in her 60`s. Hope she knows she could of killed one of us.
      [Reply]

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