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Skyline Trail

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Rank: #4 in Big Bear and San Bernadino National Forest
#65 in California
#846 Overall
“A grand adventure, and a work in progress.”
Driz Cook on Jul 1, 2013
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8.2 Miles 920’ Ascent 7,965’ High 4.2% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -904’ Descent 7,610’ Low 8.9% Max Grade
Overview
4:00 average ride time for 14.0 miles. Details

Description
The Skyline Trail is a collaboration of the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation and the US Forest Service. It's the first new singletrack in Big Bear in 20 years, and offers users an alternative to the highly used dirt roads near the top of Snow Summit in the Big Bear Lake area. This cross country singletrack has stunning views of Mt. San Gorgonio and travels through rock outcroppings and ponderosa pine forests at close to 8,000 feet of elevation.

How long is Skyline? As of 6/12/2013, the Skyline Trail is 8.5 miles one way, from the junction of 2N10/2N06 on the east end to where it finally crosses over 2N10 again on the west end.

Is Skyline finished? No. The rideable section of Skyline right now is 8.5 miles. While this is "rideable", most of it has only been rough cut by machines and still needs our volunteer hand work and a year of good moisture and compaction to be considered “complete”. While it’s possible to ride or hike the opened sections of the Skyline Trail right now, it’s far from complete and you should adjust your expectations accordingly.

Learn more about the Skyline Trail building process here: http://trailsfoundation.org/skyline-trail/
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Recent Conditions
Apr 20
Dry and starting to get firmer with more riding. Incredibly fun. Rode up Pineknot, traversed east to trailhead, turned around and retraced our trac...
Sep 21
dry
Aug 17
Dry. Loose corners. Trail is still being fine tuned. West of Pineknot it gets a little less groomed.
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COMMENTS
OTHER RIDES NEAR HERE
4.1 (7)
One of the best places to ride in the San Bernardino mountains - a true desti...
near Big Bear Lake, CA
4.0 (4)
A long shuttle ride through amazing singletrack.
near Big Bear Lake, CA
3.8 (6)
A local favorite and a must-do loop if you're visiting the area.
near Big Bear Lake, CA

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PHOTOS of Skyline Trail
 3.5 from 4 votes
Skyline trail...everyone should have this much fun! (Big Bear Lake, CA)
 3.5 from 4 votes
One of the never ending spectacular views on Skyline. (Big Bear Lake, CA)
 3.3 from 3 votes
Adam B. is exiting a split boulder formation. One of the handful through... (Big Bear Lake, CA)
 3.3 from 3 votes
This section of Skyline trail (from Grand View to Clark's grade/Plantati... (Big Bear Lake, CA)
 2.0 from 3 votes
Newly built Skyline singletrack. (Big Bear Lake, CA)
 2.0 from 3 votes
Mountain views and new singletrack on the Skyline Trail. (Big Bear Lake, CA)
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