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Skyline Trail

Intermediate

Trail

15.1 mile 24.3 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,522' 464 m
Descent: -1,560' -476 m
High: 7,967' 2,428 m
Low: 7,315' 2,230 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Driz Cook

A standout and must-run trail in southern California.

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Description

The Skyline Trail is a great singletrack trail that traverses the mountains above Big Bear Lake and the Snow Summit Ski Resort. Beginning at the end of Dogwood Dr., where it turns to dirt, the trail immediately begins climbing the mountainside and continues to do so for 1.8 miles while often utilizing switchbacks. After another short climb the trail arrives at the top of Snow Summit before switchbacking as the trail rolls up and down alongside the side of the mountain. After being on trail for 10.2 miles you'll reach a big descent that will end with a slight uphill that exists just before the end of the trail. The trail ends as it reaches Metcalf Creek, from which point you can follow service roads back to Big Bear Lake.

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Jun 1, 2019
Andrew Arellano
15.1mi — 2h 00m
Jul 7, 2018
Zhanar Howland
Ran east to west with Neal, then west to east with Stella and local girl Tracy. On the second half there were thunderstorms and rain, pretty cool. 30mi
May 13, 2018
Chris Clouzet
Gorgeous skies and temps above the marine layer. Trail in good shape w very few people on a Sunday morning. Signage okay, but v helpful to have app.

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#698

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#698

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Great view in the morning looking east.
Sep 16, 2019 near Big Bea…, CA
Very nice view looking west.
Sep 16, 2019 near Big Bea…, CA
Looking south towards San Gorgonio.
Sep 3, 2017 near Big Bea…, CA
Exposed section with some snow.
Nov 10, 2017 near Big Bea…, CA
Snow Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain
Nov 6, 2017 near Big Bea…, CA
Skyline Trail near Big Bear.
Aug 10, 2017 near Big Bea…, CA

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