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