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blue Skyline Trail

Trail

15.1 mile 24.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,522' 464 m
Descent: -1,560' -476 m
High: 7,967' 2,428 m
Low: 7,315' 2,230 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Driz Cook

A standout and must-hike trail in southern California.

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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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Apr 14, 2018
Chris Joe
5 miles to Grandview Point 5mi
Nov 4, 2017
Tilman Giese
Oct 15, 2017
August Harrison
11.2mi

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  4.8 from 5 votes

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#97

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#640

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