1,457 ft
Distance
-362 ft
Descent
00:05:36
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of The Skull Trail
  • Joe Woywitka
    Sponsor
  • Trevor Hansen
    Builder
  • past supporters

The Skull Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Skull
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (5 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #8064 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #3977 in Trail Running
    • #13070 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 45 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 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -362 ft
  • Altitude min
    925 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,286 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,286 ft
  • Altitude end
    925 ft
  • Grade
    -24.8%
  • Grade max
    -52.5%
  • Grade min
    -4.5%
  • Distance down
    1,457 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:23
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Status:
on Sep 28, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.2 (28 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      The Skull Trail Reports

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      Sep 28, 2021 @ 2:03pm
      Sep 28, 2021
      Slick. Watch out.
      Aug 11, 2021 @ 10:40pm
      Aug 11, 2021
      Aug 9, 2021 @ 9:06pm
      Aug 9, 2021
      Almost ideal. Give it 2 days
      Jul 15, 2021 @ 7:37am
      Jul 15, 2021
      Jun 3, 2021 @ 6:03pm
      Jun 3, 2021
      A bit loose, buy when isn't it loose...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 119 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 590 rides
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      Photos

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      Jan 18, 2021 @ 7:53am
      Jan 18, 2021
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      Jan 18, 2021 @ 7:53am
      Jan 18, 2021
      431 |
      May 10, 2014 @ 10:14am
      May 10, 2014
      1,961 |
      Apr 5, 2013 @ 10:40am
      Apr 5, 2013

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Test Route 1
      4 miles
      Fromme All Trails 2018
      45 miles
      ladies only to the skull
      5 miles
      Freehub Magazine: Ladies Only Loop
      11 miles

      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      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
      brenthillier NSMBA (Sep 14, 2014 at 9:08)
       Thanks Sharon! I'm going to copy this and post it with a yellow trail status.
      [Reply]
      • + 4
      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]
      • + 1
      bboyshredder (Mar 23, 2020 at 16:20)
       This trail might be the hardest trail on fromme because air supply, pink star fish and jerry rig is closed pluss there is a mean old lady that blocks the trail but some one found her.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      ranchitup (Jul 27, 2020 at 23:28)
       Lower ladies is harder than this without old lady, maybe they are equal with old lady. Can't say for sure as I have not ridden her version of the trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      BrianCherry (Jan 23, 2021 at 16:09)
       Damn this is a hard trail. So much fun.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      blackfly (Sep 24, 2021 at 17:22)
       By far my favourite trail on Fromme with 41 years of riding Fromme under my belt. If you can clean it consider yourself proud. Makes you concentrate the whole way...only when are you done do you think to yourself....what was that? Perfect gnar Shore experience.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Jake451mx (Oct 29, 2021 at 16:15)
       Great trail one of my favourites on, not as awkwardly jank as some of the other harder trails on fromme
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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      youtuber The Skull is a Tech Trail Older Than I Am
      3:36 | 194 | Jul 7, 2021 , North Vancouver
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      4:44 | 622 | Jun 9, 2020 , North Vancouver
      The Skull - Mount Fromme
      3:06 | 627 | Nov 23, 2019 , North Vancouver
      PIPELINE and THE SKULL - MTB Riding Mt. Fromme...
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