Alambique to Skyline Loop is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Redwood City, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Explore the mixed forest and meadowland in this beautiful county park. The Alambique trail follow the contours of the hillside and intersect with the Skyline Trail.
Trail is great....but dogs/pets not allowed. The all trails overview is incorrect. Says dogs are allowed on leash.
Nicely shaded hike. Downfalls: lots of horse manure on the trail and pets are not allowed.
Not a lot of people, good temperature in the summer, very easy. Wide trails.
One of the nicest Redwood Forest hikes within 1h from Mountain View.
Quite a pleasant surprise. Started off at Skyline Blvd, took the southern route (Skyline) to the eastern Alambique (crossover "river"), through the Meadows, to Bear Gulch, back to Alambique (~9 miles). Several distinct floral changes, some pretty descent and long uphills, but nothing too challenging. All trails are wide and flat, and predominantly covered by the forest canopy, with a few spots along the Meadows trails. It's like a mine field dodging all the horse poop, though. A few windows between the trees to see Palo Alto and neighboring cities. Again, quite a lovely trail.