1,447 ft
Distance
6 ft
Climb
-376 ft
Descent
00:05:44
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
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • 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
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 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
  • 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
    00:05:44
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:23
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Status:
on Nov 11, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.25 (26 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • 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

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • 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
      Nov 11, 2020 @ 9:48pm
      Nov 11, 2020
      A little wet but not bad at all
      May 28, 2020 @ 4:43pm
      May 28, 2020
      Someone doesn't like riders and defaced the sign!
      May 1, 2020 @ 7:37pm
      May 1, 2020
      reporter Excellent...exactly
      Apr 22, 2020 @ 9:05am
      Apr 22, 2020
      reporter
      Apr 17, 2020 @ 9:22am
      Apr 17, 2020
      Two large fallen trees blocking trail half way into the run.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 107 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 590 rides
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      Photos

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      27 |
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 10:31pm
      Oct 25, 2020
      23 |
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 10:31pm
      Oct 25, 2020
      388 |
      May 10, 2014 @ 10:14am
      May 10, 2014
      1,879 |
      Apr 5, 2013 @ 10:40am
      Apr 5, 2013

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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

      5 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]
      • + 3
      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]
      • + 0
      flag 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]
      • + 1
      flag 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]

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      Lower Skull 2011
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