Alambique Trail to Skyline Trail Loop

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Alambique Trail to Skyline Trail Loop is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Redwood City, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.2 miles 1009 feet Loop



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


no dogs

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.

1 month ago

A less known but still very accessible trail. Redwoods, Madrones, Oaks and Elms are all prevalent. Nice single trail that stays fairly level and even along the roughly 4.5 mile loop. Enjoy!!

2 months ago

Trail is great....but dogs/pets not allowed. The all trails overview is incorrect. Says dogs are allowed on leash.

4 months ago

Nicely shaded hike. Downfalls: lots of horse manure on the trail and pets are not allowed.

4 months ago

Not a lot of people, good temperature in the summer, very easy. Wide trails.

1 year ago

One of the nicest Redwood Forest hikes within 1h from Mountain View.

1 year ago

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.