Edwards Loop Sky Trail

MODERATE 49 reviews

Edwards Loop Sky Trail is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Crockett, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
931 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This hike offers scenic views of Carquinez Straight, a great location for mountain bikers, and equestrian riders. Many great birds are found in this area, keep your eyes peeled Go under the tunnel and connect the Sky train to the Big Valley trail. Very nice trail overall you get too see many different areas up from the hills. Including some water views of the San Pablo and Carquinaz Strait in the direction of Benicia and Vallejo. The trails is about 95% exposed to the sun so early am or late pm is best. Signage is a little confusing so make sure to have a map with you. Single usage in some areas so watch out for mountain bikers. From the main parking lot gate if you take the right side trailhead it will be a steep incline some 1100 feet but at least it will be on fresh legs. The return is a little more paced as it descends slowly. A few benches here and there but best spot is under a few trees. Look out for ticks and poison oak.

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice trail overall you get too see many different areas up from the hills. Including some water views of the San Pablo and Carquinaz Strait in the direction of Benicia and Vallejo.

The trails is about 95% exposed to the sun so early am or late pm is best. Signage is a little confusing so make sure to have a map with you. Single usage in some areas so watch out for mountain bikers.

From the main parking lot gate if you take the right side trailhead it will be a steep incline some 1100 feet but at least it will be on fresh legs. The return is a little more paced as it descends slowly.
A few benches here and there but best spot is under a few trees.

trail running
6 months ago

Very nice trails for running, however in summer it's infested with ticks. Got five on me and 4 in my dog in the span of one hour

hiking
7 months ago

very quiet trail with beautiful wild flowers at this time of year. the beginning and end felt very secluded. Note that the paths very narrow at some points so wear long socks to prevent ticks.

hiking
8 months ago

Great Hike - Some of the best views in the East Bay. If you are like me you have been looking at all of these great green hills and you want to hike -this is the one. Easy to find Trailhead, although gate doesnt open until 8 AM, hike goes up right away and then pretty flat, MOST of trail was in good shape after 3 days of rain and 1 day of sun. Surprised there isnt moore road noise. I would stay away from the Kestrell Loop which I added for additional miles. Ton of Mud - wet and deep but loved the hike

10 months ago

Great place! Beautiful views

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail, beginning climb is a good way to get blood flowing. Then you are treated to great views of the bay.

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

I returned to these trails again but this time was with a Meetup Group Hike. We started from the Edwards Loop trail, went through the tunnel and right onto the Soaring Eagle Trail all the way to the trail's end. We returned on the Soaring Eagle trail, passed through the tunnel, and then continued on to the Woodrat trail to Edwards Creek trail returned to the parking lot. The weather was perfect for hiking. It was on the mid 70s partial cloudy with cool winds. It was nice easy hide for the last day of July.

hiking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

After the initial steep climbing, you are rewarded with the scenic views of the Bay and the Straight. Free range cattle grazing around therefore lots of dungs on the trail. The weather was cool on the day I hiked otherwise could be hot up on the hills.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Awesome views, perfect weather. My boyfriend and I named it the "Poop Loop" because there is so much cow and horse poop! Definitely bring sunscreen, not a lot of tree cover.

hiking
Thursday, May 26, 2016

This is an easy trail. It's a bit unmaintained so there were a lot of weeds growing everywhere, lots of poison oak and also lots of cat shit at the beginning of the trail. I guess there are a few stray cats out there. There are a ton of ticks on this trail so if you do have your dog with you, make sure you check them. I ended up pulling a bunch off of my dog. The trail has an awesome view of the bay area, you can see the bridges and also the sugar cane factory. There are cows that freely graze around, so that was cool. There's not much shade so I'd definitely recommend going on a cooler day and bringing lots of water. I'm not sure if I'd do this trail again though, too many weeds and ticks, the scenery wasn't really worth walking through all of the weeds and stuff.

hiking
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Low use and great views but beware the poison ivy is blowing up!

mountain biking
Friday, April 08, 2016

Flow trail is amazing

mountain biking
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

This is simply the best singletrack riding in the East Bay.

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