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Length
3.2 miles
Elevation
495'
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Please don’t ride muddy trails. This makes a LOT more work for COTA volunteers who would rather be building new trails, than fixing your ruts.

Trail Reports

  • Mike Spencer November 9, 2017 at 4:23 pmSlushy with deep puddles bordering on small ponds.
  • Ryan Pedersen November 6, 2017 at 9:44 pmProbably still best on a fat bike but there's enough tracks now to ride it by other means. Looks like it's going to stay cold for a few days so melting shouldn't be an issue but keep an eye on temps in the future.
  • Joel Blatt October 31, 2017 at 3:44 pmSee Ryan's comments from 5 days ago. As of today, there is one major deadfall, which I snuck under.
  • Ryan Pedersen October 26, 2017 at 9:28 pm~12 in tree 1/4 min from trail head. It's fairly high off ground so going under is probably the best play. Two more down just after the "skinny" feature. I cleared the top one so now it's at least rideable but the bottom is decent sized (12in). Cleared one more near the Whoops intersection and ran out of daylight so settled with 2/4 on the night.
  • Ryan Pedersen September 24, 2017 at 3:51 pmWent out to clear that tree but a trail gnome beat me to it. Standing water has vacated as well
  • Ryan Pedersen September 19, 2017 at 9:00 pmSmallish tree down (6in) just past halfway coming from Skyliner TH. Some standing water on trail today but tires aren't leaving ruts.
  • Josh Dorris July 12, 2017 at 10:50 amMomma hawk was out dive bombing this morning once again. I've had two encounters with her. The nest is approximately 0.5-0.75 miles in from Whoops. Ride fast and keep your head down!!
 

Trail Description

Skyliner Trail connects the top of Phil’s Network to Skyliner Sno Park. It is one of two options which lead from Phil’s (at the Whoops bench) to the high country. From the sno park, riders can connect to the Tumalo Ridge or Southfork trails to get to the upper trails. The other climbing option is the Upper Whoops trail.

There are a few rocky sections and a couple short climbs, but nothing extreme.

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

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Trail Reports » Skyliner

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  1. Mike Spencer says:

    Slushy with deep puddles bordering on small ponds.

  2. Ryan Pedersen says:

    Probably still best on a fat bike but there’s enough tracks now to ride it by other means. Looks like it’s going to stay cold for a few days so melting shouldn’t be an issue but keep an eye on temps in the future.

  3. Joel Blatt says:

    See Ryan’s comments from 5 days ago. As of today, there is one major deadfall, which I snuck under.

  4. Ryan Pedersen says:

    ~12 in tree 1/4 min from trail head. It’s fairly high off ground so going under is probably the best play. Two more down just after the “skinny” feature. I cleared the top one so now it’s at least rideable but the bottom is decent sized (12in). Cleared one more near the Whoops intersection and ran out of daylight so settled with 2/4 on the night.

  5. Ryan Pedersen says:

    Went out to clear that tree but a trail gnome beat me to it. Standing water has vacated as well

  6. Ryan Pedersen says:

    Smallish tree down (6in) just past halfway coming from Skyliner TH. Some standing water on trail today but tires aren’t leaving ruts.

  7. Josh Dorris says:

    Momma hawk was out dive bombing this morning once again. I’ve had two encounters with her. The nest is approximately 0.5-0.75 miles in from Whoops. Ride fast and keep your head down!!

  8. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    All clear.

  9. Eric Kutter says:

    report from a friend today: “Couple of small patches of snow. Could easily ride through them”.

  10. Joe Myers says:

    report from Tad at Cota:

    Cleared considerable winter fall…mostly chainsaw work…all ‘logs’ cleared Much snow/ice still present-up to 30+” depth, multiple canals of water. Usual smaller debris still present. Last fall’s rock work below rotted play-log held well through the winter

  11. Patrecia Hedges says:

    Good riding on fatbike & mid-fat today!

  12. Russ Omizo says:

    Found a nice jacket and vest on skyliner heading towards South fork. If it’s yours let me know.

  13. Jay Marsh says:

    Really sweet after the recent rains….but, hurry!

  14. Joel Blatt says:

    No snow. No deadfall. Good to go.

  15. Riding really awesome this morning — such perfect dirt. Thanks Don for clearing the deadfall!

  16. Shane DeMars says:

    Now the snow is gone too :)

  17. Don Leet says:

    The trees are all gone and only a couple of snow patches. Riding well!

    1. David Welton says:

      Hey, thanks! That’s one of my favorite trails to use as a connector for big loops. Much appreciated.

  18. Don Leet says:

    Now there are only two trees left down but still some snow patches.

  19. Don Leet says:

    Skyliner has about 10 trees down and a few snow patches. I will try and cut those trees later this week.

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