Alambique Trail to Skyline Trail Loop

MODERATE 34 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.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
948 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

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 follows the contours of the hillside and intersect with the Skyline Trail. It was a little confusing at first where you're supposed to park. 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. Be careful! No major elevation change, or obstacles. Overall a nice walk in the woods.

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trail running
1 month ago

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1 month ago

I did this on a Saturday and saw one person the entire trip- I love when the trail is completely bare and I can be in nature. Nice and quiet with a slight decline during the Alambique and then a slight steady incline through Skyline. Perfect 4.5 to stretch the body out.

3 months ago

horseback riding
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hiking
6 months 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.

6 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 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!!

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago