Mountain Bike Skyline Ridge Preserve

3.5 miles 313 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Elena Pearson

A great beginner mountain biking trail with views of a baby Christmas tree farm.

There are a bunch of beginner to intermediate mountain biking trails at Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve (click here for a trail map).  There are some beginner mountain biking classes that come here to learn. You can find specific trails that match your ability at MTB Project.  

There is a Christmas tree farm that usually has small Christmas trees growing.  On a rainy day, mountain biking here is particularly fun because of the muddy downhill sections.  

The Ridge Trail is a 3.5 mile doubletrack intermediate trail with 313' up and 625' down.

There is lots of parking in big dirt lots.

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Scenic

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about 1 month ago

Easy beginner trails

Only went mountain biking here once. There are some easier trails for beginners wanting to learn here.

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