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Skull Bucket Trail

 4.2 (13)

1.1 Miles 1.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

0' 0 m

Ascent

-842' -257 m

Descent

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

8,337' 2,541 m

High

7,494' 2,284 m

Low

Shared By Mike Pritchard

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Minor Issues 24 days ago
Dry: Deep ruts down fall line sections sux History

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Difficult to find, great views on high traverse, and excellent high speed natural gully descending.

Mike Pritchard

Dogs Unknown

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Description

Skull Bucket Trail is a ripping fast descent down a major gully in the upper Prince Creek area. The trail is considered a one-way downhill-only trail, not recommended for uphill bike use or by uphill hikers. Access the trail by climbing up Creek Side and Next Jen.

The short entry drop into the gully is very steep, you'll need brakes in good condition and strong technical skill to make it down without dabbing. Once in the gully you might see the namesake bucket hanging from a tree, as well as the occasional skull and other large mammal vertebrae. The gully is fast and straightforward compared to Ginormous, but it does feature the occasional feature to jump and numerous naturally banked turns.

The trail finishes at Prince Creek Road. Cross the road, ride through the jug handle parking area / camping area to find Skill Saw (Lower Creek Side) and Creek Side where you can continue either up or down with your ride.

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Sep 23, 2018
Jason Troxel
only recommend to enemies! This one is lousy and being your only option at the end of Next Jen makes it worse. This one needs a redo. 1mi — 0h 07m
Sep 18, 2018
Stephanie Striefel
*almost* out of control on that one part; saw pheasant(?), some neat tree tunnels; made wrists sore 1.1mi
May 12, 2018
Gabriel Finesilver
Apr 25, 2018
Adam Rice
This trail is a horribly designed trail that sucks. It’s a path through the woods of which is not even rideable in alot of spots. Do not recommend. 1.9mi
Jul 4, 2016
Steve Scherck
Sep 25, 2015
Ry Zy

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  4.2 from 13 votes

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