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Skyline Trail

Intermediate
 4.8 (6)

A standout and must-hike trail in southern California.


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15.1

Miles

24.3

KM

Point to Point

7,967' 2,428 m

High

7,315' 2,230 m

Low

1,522' 464 m

Up

1,560' 476 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

The Skyline Trail is a great singletrack trail that traverses the mountains above Big Bear Lake and the Snow Summit Ski Resort. Beginning at the end of Dogwood Dr., where it turns to dirt, the trail immediately begins climbing the mountainside and continues to do so for 1.8 miles while often utilizing switchbacks. After another short climb the trail arrives at the top of Snow Summit before switchbacking as the trail rolls up and down alongside the side of the mountain. After being on trail for 10.2 miles you'll reach a big descent that will end with a slight uphill that exists just before the end of the trail. The trail ends as it reaches Metcalf Creek, from which point you can follow service roads back to Big Bear Lake.

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Driz Cook

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  4.8 from 6 votes

#478

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  4.8 from 6 votes
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#478

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Great view in the morning looking east.
Sep 16, 2019 near Big Bea…, CA
Very nice view looking west.
Sep 16, 2019 near Big Bea…, CA
Looking south towards San Gorgonio.
Sep 3, 2017 near Big Bea…, CA
Exposed section with some snow.
Nov 10, 2017 near Big Bea…, CA
Snow Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain
Nov 6, 2017 near Big Bea…, CA
Skyline Trail near Big Bear.
Aug 10, 2017 near Big Bea…, CA

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Aug 17, 2019
Amy Hartman
Hiking with Caty, Tyler, Daniel, and Matt. Yay camping. 4mi
Jul 7, 2019
Brenny K
7mi
Apr 14, 2018
Chris Joe
5 miles to Grandview Point 5mi
Nov 4, 2017
Tilman Giese
Oct 15, 2017
August Harrison
11.2mi