Bird Spring Pass to Skinner Peak is a 8.5 mile out and back trail located near Weldon, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
With a 2,000' elevation gain, according to my GPS, the Skinner Peak trailhead from Bird Springs Pass crosses the Pacific Crest Trail to Walker Pass, heading northeast. It is the highest southern peak on Scodie Mountain range. In the beginning the sandy side canyon trail has a trail-register box followed by numerous switchbacks that brings you to the rocky saddle. At approximately 4.1 miles be on the lookout for a hoodoo on the left that leads to the short uphill climb to Skinner Peak. Geological marker is on the southward rock outcropping when you reach the top.
This is an awsome trail its on the Pacific Crest almost all the way until you reach a duck route and then its a short cross country route to the peak which has awsome views of the Sierras to the north and the San Gabrial and the Tehachappi Mtn to the south and the Panimint Range to the east and the Piute Mtns to the west, go on a nice clear day and you will see them.