Alambique Trail to Skyline Trail Loop

MODERATE 21 reviews
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Alambique Trail to Skyline Trail Loop is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Redwood City, California 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 948 feet Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

9 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

It was a little confusing at first where you're supposed to park, as you pass the lot if you're going south on Skyline. Looks like there used to be a short trail from the lot to the trail but it's closed off so you have to walk on the highway. Definitely a little scary!
Once you get to the trail it's a LOVELY hike. I'd personally rate it as EASY. No major elevation change, or obstacles. Definitely kid friendly.
Overall a nice walk in the woods. Lots of trail runners out today.
Too bad that it's not dog friendly.

25 days ago

Beautiful forest, good workout with a decent climb, but not too hard. Lots of deer. Pretty drive too.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months 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!!

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

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

mountain biking
6 months ago

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

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

8 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

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

hiking
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.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

trail running
1 year ago