Skyline Trail

MODERATE 47 reviews

Skyline Trail is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hammond, California that features a waterfall 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
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1742 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

There are numerous trails for hikers and bikers. During the spring you will see many flowing waterfalls.

hiking
21 days ago

It was gorgeous! One of my new favorite spots to hike for sure. Can’t wait to go back in the spring. So many different trails to take.

hiking
23 days ago

Went on this hike on Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time. There were beautiful fall colors on the red buds and poison oak (1 plant). We saw many birds including a couple of hawks. There are many different routes to follow, which was a bit confusing but we managed to make a loop that passed by two waterfalls (one was dry). Parts of the trail between the two waterfalls were a bit difficult to find but I enjoyed using my trail finding skills to navigate. It was a beautiful day with beautiful views. At the end we saw a few horses in the distance enjoying the day with us.

hiking
1 month ago

Groups trail not too busy
As others have said it’s also a horse trail so expect lots of droppings
Overall a good hike

2 months ago

Awesome trail. It's a horse ranch that the horses free graze on, so manure is to be expected and makes finding the horses a little easier. Such a fun time watching them graze.
Normal amount of bugs and flies for the outdoors since, well, it IS the outdoors.....

hiking
2 months ago

Wife and I have hiked this three times in the last year. Today (October 13, 2017) might be our last. There was so much horse manure and zillions of flies. Batting the flies away zaps your energy. Before starting, we sprayed ourselves with 40% DEET and reapplied several times, to no avail. The folks that bring horses should clean up after themselves. Earlier hikes on the same trail were beautiful, plenty of wildflowers, senic hills, valleys and spring (only) waterfalls. There were a couple other cars at the trailhead when we started (11 am), but none at all when we finished (2:00+ pm). As others have mentioned, trail is not well marked. Lots of side trails, but they do seem to eventually join the main trail. A few dead end at scenic points. Using the alltrails app will get you back to the trailhead. If it were not for the flies, I'd be back tomorrow.

hiking
2 months ago

Had a blast with the dogs! We are always looking for dog friendly areas! We will definitely be back! I can't wait for the spring to see the waterfalls!!

mountain biking
3 months ago

This trail is quite close to HW 198 but far enough to not hear traffic and enjoy a country hill experience. The trail is fairly lengthy and has several uphills and downhills which can make it fun and challenging at times. The trail is mostly clean except for some parts of it being full of horse manure. It features a small waterfall, small ponds, and small bridges. It's great for a day hike, mountain biking, and hiking

4 months ago

Awesome little hike! This was the first hike i took the kids on and they loved it. But we only did a mile of it. It is so nice when it is green and there are so many little areas where you can see creeks and mini waterfalls. We've done it several times since. The last time we went was in april 2017 and everything was green and nice and the weather was great.

PS take bug spray.

4 months ago

Just finished this hike, it was hard to find the trail...no markers. No cover and it was really hot. We made the loop, just by pure determination and luck. Glad I finished, but would not do again or recommend.

hiking
5 months ago

Walked about one mile into the south side of the loop. Many unofficial side trails; if I wasn't using the GPS I would have gotten mixed up. Enjoyable scenery following the contour of the creek. However, it was dang hot even at nine in the morning.

hiking
5 months ago

Not a bad trail. This trail is not kept up very well. I tried to begin my loop on the south side, got about .5 miles in and the trail ended. I back tracked up to the north side and started to climb the elevation. I got to the top (3.5 miles in) above the waterfalls and there was a picnic bench. At this point, the trail split into 3 different directions. I took the southern trail, got about 1 mile down the hill and the trail ended again. I wondered around for 30 mins looking for the connection point but was unable to find it. Resorted to going back the way I went in. The other two directions went farther up the mountain and one of them was gated off. Total hike was almost 9 miles. Great views, awesome elevation changes, not a lot of foot traffic and it was nice to be in nature. I would do it again!

6 months ago

This is a good low elevation hike near Three Rivers (it might also be the Salt Creek BLM trail, that's how we found it). I have to agree that this trail is not very well marked, but it's in a canyon/valley with one obvious entrance so it would be hard to get lost. Use tracking on your phone to make sure you take the right junctions. Finally, this trail is only partly shaded so it will be very hot from late spring through early fall.

hiking
6 months ago

This trail is NOT well-marked. We ended up going the wrong way several times and I finally had to download the All Trails app to keep us on course. There were lots of wildflowers, even though there were probably more earlier in the season.

6 months ago

Beautiful trail. Steady incline that wasnt too taxing to take the fun out of it. Lots of water along the way for our dog and even got to see our firemen in action.

hiking
7 months ago

Loved this trail the horses, meadows, views, waterfalls, views.

7 months ago

Great trail but wish the route was clearly marked. The views were beautiful and the waterfall was amazing.

7 months ago

i loved this hike! Not experienced hiker but everthing was beautiful. My only advice is go early, because it can get hot as the temperatures rise.

7 months ago

The views and waterfall were amazing. There weren't a lot of people out there either, which was a plus. And the trail was clearly marked most of the time.

hiking
7 months ago

Spent the morning on this trail with our family. This area has so much to offer from wild flowers to horses to waterfalls and rivers. We loved it! Hidden gem for sure.

hiking
7 months ago

My husband and I hiked this trail today and it was great. It was his first time hiking. The view was spectacular. Good for beginners.

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