Explore the most popular forest trails in Skyline Wilderness Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

1 month ago

lots of elevation change but beautiful in winter! some trails still recovering from fire

The fire destroyed quite a bit of beautiful scenery but, it also created a different kind of beauty. I went off the "beaten path" as I tend to do. It is well worth the views. Do so at your own risk.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful day in February (dry times) for this old guy to trapse around the hills. Good workout and nice views.

hiking
3 months ago

I did this hike after a couple of days of rain. Trails were a little wet and muddy but not terribly so that it wasn’t enjoyable. Being the middle of winter was also nice because ticks weren’t active. I have heard that they are prevalent during the spring and summer. There is minimal water source so bring your own. You will venture on a couple of creeks and small lake you could get water but be sure to filter. They had just reopened the trails. The fire had hit several sections and they had to clear away lots of burnt trees. Manzanita trail was hit hard. THe Tuteur loop trail was closed. This section is schedule to open in a couple of weeks. The hike had many open views of the Napa valley and even Benicia/Martinez area. A good mix of shade and open area. The hike from Skyline Trail to SugarLoaf Peak was steep and a narrow single track. The fire was evident here as well but one could see young growth already starting. There is biking, horseback as well. There is RV parking and tent camping at the park entrance if you want to make a night of it. Very clean and open. It took me 4.5 hours to do the 8.5 miles perimeters without the Tuteur Trail section. (Including a 30 minute lunch at the top of Sugar Loaf Peak)

Skyline has reopened! THANK YOU to all the volunteers who cleared burnt trees and other vegetation, repaired signs, and got the park back in shape. The rebirth is beautiful.

The Perimeter Loop is moderate except for the climb up to Sugarloaf and it's fairly steep in spots on the way down. It's a beautiful hike.

This is a good hike and doesn't take that long. It's located very close to downtown Napa.

6 months ago

A bit hard to find the trail head from the parking lot but it's a great sunny day hike with deer and turkeys right up to the trail edges. Beautiful views of wineries, downtown Napa and Silverado Trail.

Love this trail. I live just down the road so go on it a lot. Definitely tons of wildlife - NOT the trail to zone out and listen to your music on! Pay attention to snakes, pigs, lizards, turkeys, and deer aplenty. I've never seen a wildcat but know many people who have! I like to go counter-clockwise to kick off the workout in high gear and then take it easy the rest of the time. Also a good out and back if you go counter-clockwise to the Lake Marie and back.

hiking
9 months ago

Watch for rattlesnakes!

Park closes at 6:15pm in the summer!!!!

Park closes at 6:15pm in the summer!!!!

This park closes at 6:15 in the summer!!!!!

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful trail! A bit exposed to the sun at first, but shaded most of the way thereafter. Lots of lovely wild flowers, and a nice picnic area by the lake where you can relax and eat lunch. Definitely one of those trails that clears your mind of the clutter of every day.

Did the skyline loop to lake marie trail as a run. Well, it was supposed to be a run. Skyline trail killed that plan early on - it's a bit steep for an out of shape fat guy to run much on for the first mile or so at least. Also, there was a lot of poison oak encroaching the trail in several sections, so be aware. If you do Skyline, definitely stick with it around Lake Marie, as that's by far the best part of the hike. I recommend the Chapparal-Lake Marie trail return to make it a full loop.

hiking
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I love this place such beautiful scenery

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Great trail that takes you along Lake Marie and up to Sugarloaf with breath-taking views of Napa Valley and San Pablo Bay. Wear comfortable hiking shoes, bring plenty of water, and a snack. Expect to spend about 3-5hrs hiking.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Well marked and maintained trails with beautiful scenery.

Please as always watch where you are walking as we saw our first rattlesnake of the year today.

backpacking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Trails were in great shape! Lots of water in the creek.

trail running
Saturday, March 18, 2017

hiking
Sunday, March 12, 2017

The trail is a little wet so slick in a few places. The wildflowers are just starting to poke their heads out. Give this park 2 or 3 weeks and it will be perfect! #napapony

Monday, February 27, 2017

It was as described. Easy to find, a relatively easy walk, good views of the eastern hills, the Vaca Mt.'s of Napa.

hiking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

With all the recent rains there was a lot of running water, it was peaceful.

mountain biking
Friday, February 03, 2017

This can be a technical rock garden paradise or a quick flowing DH. Research the routes and plan accordingly.

hiking
Friday, February 03, 2017

Well maintained trails. great views of Napa.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

We star 9 am back 3 pm it good trail

Sunday, January 15, 2017

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.

Monday, October 24, 2016

This was a beautiful hike overlooking Napa Valley. Highly recommend. Moderate with a couple of steep inclines that were challenging (Rock Rim).

hiking
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Great homie but not a lot of shade and it's pretty steep. But I'm going back.

hiking
Friday, September 16, 2016

This was a decent, somewhat strenuous hike. It is *extremely* dusty. The first quarter of the trail is deceptively easy. Rock Rim was the hardest part of the trail by far.

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