Please enjoy all the activities we have to offer to the public from the Martha Walker Native Plants Garden, Disc Golf Course, Camping and Picnicking and our many fabulous trails for Hiking, Biking and Horseback Riding. No Dogs Allowed On Trails! Winter Hours (Until Spring Time Change) 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Summer Hours (Spring Time Change to Sept 30th) 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Fall Hours (Oct 1st Until Fall Time Change) 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Nice trail, great views, good length to give you time to see wineries in the afternoon. Don't be confused by the park's Lower Skyline Trail, this loop actually takes you on the regular Skyline Trail.
Also, I think next time I would do it the opposite direction, going clockwise.
John E. on Buckeye Trail to Skyline Trail Loop
It was as described. Easy to find, a relatively easy walk, good views of the eastern hills, the Vaca Mt.'s of Napa.
A good hike with my first time in a group hike... pace was good and the views were nice... more rain this week so parts of the trail was closed... it was also foggy which made for some very good photos :) will be back in the spring to see all the wild flower :)
This was a picturesque hike in Skyline Wilderness park. The hike was 7-mile hike (3.5 hours) with a total ascent of 1,550 feet. It was a moderate hike with some good strenuous climb. We hiked the Skyline trail to Lake Marie, had a break at the lake, and then we took the Upper Marie Creek trail to Bayleaf trail, and turned to the Buckeye trail and back to the trail head.
My wife and I enjoyed this hike after some morning shopping in Napa. It took two hours with a 20 minute picnic break. We went clockwise and were happy with our decision. This way gives you more shade on the climb up and then great views of Napa on the final descent back to the parking lot. The trail is about a third fire roads, but the other two thirds is composed of hiking trails. The loop takes you through a nice variety of habitats. There are bathrooms and water at the parking lot. There is a port-o-potty about midway through the hike, but no water on the trails. One warning, though. I'm not sure who created this trail, but it's not an official park trail. This is a collection of other trails so there are no signs for the "Lower Skyline Loop" trail. However, the All Trails App worked great and there was reception, so we had an easy reference whenever we came to an unmarked fork in the road.