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Skyline

Intermediate

Trail

2.9 mile 4.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,246' -380 m
High: 4,512' 1,375 m
Low: 3,267' 996 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Leslie Kehmeier

A fantastic flow trail at Snowshoe. The newest trail in the Western Territories.

Leslie Kehmeier

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The Skyline trail is the premiere trail in the Snowshoe Bike Park featuring a seemingly endless supply of big berms, rollers and tabletop jumps.

The route starts at the top of the Western Territories lift on the left side. Descend through a pocket of trees past the start of 10 Gallon and around to the trail intersection with a big wooden road gap feature. Watch for advanced riders crossing from your right.

Continue straight here and then rail a few more bermed turns before a long and fast section under the lift. As the trail goes back into the trees and passes an intersection with Pro DH, the real Skyline fun begins.

Pump through a few big rollers before the first giant termed turn. This section helps you get a feel for how this flow trail rides - it's open and fast with plenty of opportunities to get in the air.

From here, Skyline continues with step-up and step-down jumps to a short boardwalk feature. This is a transition to a flatter section of the route that cruises out of the big trees and into a beautiful birch stand. It's fast, but a good place to catch your breath before the next section of the route.

Skyline points a little steeper downhill now. The berms are deeper and the jumps are bigger, all coming at you a little faster. This is the most fun and thrilling portion of the ride. A large right-hand termed turn will mark the transition to another mellow section that passes the bottom intersection with Pro DH. The trail is still fast through here with some playful s-turns.

After Skyline bisects a few ski runs, it dives back into the forest for an exciting finale. The route bangs through a series of quick turns and short descents, crosses a creek and then careens down to the bottom of the Western Territories lift.

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Oct 12, 2019
Xavier Weekly
Sep 4, 2019
Timothy Howard
Ran this twice 9/1/2019. Took a bad fall on my second run. I was running a downhill bike the first and an Enduro the 2nd. 5.8mi
Sep 30, 2018
Nate Canfield
2.4mi
Aug 19, 2018
Chris Bingley
Sep 17, 2017
Len Johnson
Showshoe dh 3mi
Jul 22, 2016
Dutch Cowboy
May 30, 2016
Andy Mac
awesome!
Jun 27, 2015
Brandon Delaney

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  4.9 from 10 votes

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The Pro DH trail has plenty of steep and chunky sections.
Jun 4, 2015 near Marlinton, WV
A fast and fun section towards the bottom of Skyline trail.
Jun 4, 2015 near Marlinton, WV
Railing through the first big berm on Skyline trail.
Jun 4, 2015 near Marlinton, WV
Getting RAD on the Skyline Trail!!
May 30, 2015 near Marlinton, WV
Small drop
Aug 20, 2018 near Marlinton, WV
GRT Road Gap Upper Hare Ball.
Aug 14, 2017 near Marlinton, WV

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