Starting the run from Bayliss Rd., follow Queensferry Rd. as you make your way downhill past a green gate and onto a service road. At the end of the service road, you'll arrive at the bottom of Sullivan Canyon, at which point you'll turn right onto the wide trail that's there. The trail then makes its way through forests of oak and fields of lemon grass as it follows a stream bed.
The trail will slowly gain elevation as it moves up the canyon over the next couple of miles. Then, once you're 3.5 miles into the trail, the path will turn toward the northwest to go up a side canyon that's smaller than Sullivan Canyon. The trail then becomes significantly steeper as it climbs up the hillside. After this ascent you'll reach a juncture with the Sullivan Fire Road
. At this point the Sullivan Canyon Trail
comes to an end. You can either link up with the Sullivan Fire Road
to extend your run or follow the Sullivan Canyon Trail
back to the trailhead.
Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store