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Skyline Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.7 mile 4.4 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 36' 11 m
Descent: -816' -249 m
High: 2,259' 689 m
Low: 1,446' 441 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Alissa Bell

Gradual forested doubletrack connecting Skyline Blvd. and The Crossroads trail junction.

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Features Views · Wildlife

Wunderlich is closed to bikes, but most of the park - including this trail - is open to equestrians.

Runner Notes

Especially in the upper areas, this trail can become rutted, so watch out for your ankles.

Watch your step, and yield to horses.

Description

The top of this trail winds through chaparral as it heads away from Skyline Blvd. Soon you'll enter mixed evergreen forest as you continue descending into thicker tree cover. The upper portion of this trail has more ruts and roots than most others in the park, so watch your footing, especially after heavy rains.

Otherwise, it's a pleasant descent on wide doubletrack all the way down to The Crossroads, with no trail junctions to worry about until then, so just relax and enjoy the trail.

Flora & Fauna

Second and third generation redwood forest, evergreen forest, chaparral. Poison oak can be plentiful, but trails are generally clear. You might see deer (very common), raccoons, black squirrels, and occasionally a bobcat, fox, coyote, or even mountain lion (very rare).

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Photos

View in Wunderlich
Jun 29, 2015 near Portola…, CA
Very old trail signs at The Crossroads
Jun 28, 2015 near Portola…, CA
When you get to these power lines, you're almost at the top!
Jun 28, 2015 near Portola…, CA

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