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Trail

15.2 mile 24.4 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,574' 480 m
Descent: -1,617' -493 m
High: 7,971' 2,430 m
Low: 7,308' 2,228 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Driz Cook

A standout and must-ride trail in southern California.

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Description

The Skyline Trail is a great singletrack trail that traverses the mountains above Big Bear Lake and the Snow Summit Ski Resort. Beginning at the end of Dogwood Drive, where it turns to dirt, the trail immediately begins climbing the mountainside and continues to do so for 1.8 miles while often utilizing switchbacks. After another short climb the trail arrives at the top of Snow Summit before switchbacking as the trail rolls up and down alongside the side of the mountain. After being on trail for 10.2 miles you'll reach a big descent that will end with a slight uphill that exists just before the end of the trail. The trail ends as it reaches Metcalf Creek, from which point you can follow service roads back to Big Bear Lake.

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Apr 20, 2019
Adrian A
Feb 1, 2019
JoJo Valdez
13mi — 2h 00m
Oct 27, 2018
Alyssa Aoki
18.3mi
Sep 15, 2018
Peter Sanders
Aug 31, 2018
Charles Boyd
13mi — 2h 00m
Aug 26, 2018
Trevor Mathews
Fun, long day in the saddle. 14.2mi — 5h 00m
Aug 2, 2018
John Lange
Jul 27, 2018
Gary Walker

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  4.7 from 65 votes

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  4.7 from 65 votes
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#2

in California

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Will there be to much snow in the area at the start of April to do this trail? Mar 23, 2016
Loved this trail. Climb wasn't bad, and the rest of it more than made up for it. Pine Knot trail at the major trail crossing on Skyline, take down to Village area... super fun. Oct 14, 2016
Jason Carver
Riversdie, CA
Jason Carver   Riversdie, CA
It looks as if this trail leaves you quite a bit away from where you start by the end of it. Is it required to shuttle back to the starting point with a vehicle? or will this require an inevitable 16 mile return ride to the starting point? Aug 6, 2017

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