Clouds Rest Trail
ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -493' -150 m
High: 2,332' 711 m
Low: 1,840' 561 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)
Current trail conditions
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“A short trail starting from Skyline Boulevard with great views of the South Bay.”— David Hitchcock
In another .1 mile, the Meadow Trail continues straight ahead while the Clouds Rest breaks off to the left. A small singletrack (Clouds Rest Alternate Trail) breaks off to the right and leads through the fields out to a point that overlooks the South Bay Area before descending back to the main Clouds Rest Trail. The trail descends steeply at this point, with views of private residences off to the left before passing a power tower at .8 miles and entering the woods. At this point, the trail is shaded and relatively quiet.
The trail ends at the junction with the Alpine Road Trail, a popular trail for mountain bikers. From here, you can return to your car via the path you came or take a right and make a loop by combining the Alpine Road Trail and Meadow Trail.
Land Manager: Midpeninsula Regional Open Space