“View Rockaway Beach, then San Andreas Lake, and then the whole Pacific Ocean.”
— Phil DiGirolamo
Views · Wildflowers
Enjoy some obstacle and crowd-free running on this under-utilized trail.
From Skyline College, you'll be shocked by how quickly you can leave civilization! Begin the climb through the trees to a view of Rockaway Beach. You'll have some great ocean views during this portion of the trail.
The trail turns away from the ocean, and you view the valley below. Especially on a clear day, you'll see San Andreas Lake along with the San Francisco Bay. There will be two steep climbs that eventually lead to the top of a ridge. This is a gradual climb of about 600 feet of elevation. The path is smooth most all the way.
Once on top, you can continue on the Sweeney Ridge Trail
or head down the Mori Ridge Trail
Watch out for mountain bikers.