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Skyline Trail

Intermediate
 4.6 (106)

A standout and must-ride trail in southern California.


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Map Key

15.2

Miles

24.4

KM

Singletrack

7,971' 2,430 m

High

7,308' 2,228 m

Low

1,574' 480 m

Up

1,617' 493 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

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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 Drive, 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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Driz Cook with improvements by Gypsy_ Haas and 2 others

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 106 votes

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  4.6 from 106 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in California

#4

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Photos

Skyline Trail near Big Bear.
Sep 1, 2016 near Big Bea…, CA
One minute you're edging around the gigantic boulders that this trail threads through, the next you're sending off them.
May 29, 2017 near Big Bea…, CA
So Cal high-country beauty!
Jun 23, 2018 near Big Bea…, CA
Lots of fun little hucks and easy technical bits along Skyline trail!
Jun 11, 2018 near Big Bea…, CA
Beautiful views on Skyline Trail
May 3, 2021 near Big Bea…, CA
Top of the grade at dusk.
Nov 8, 2016 near Big Bea…, CA

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Sep 24, 2022
Carey De Luca
Jun 18, 2022
Adam Sims
Jun 6, 2022
David Gray
Really great trail, not to much tech. Best sinage I have ever seen, couldn't make a wrong turn if I had to. Makes a nice loop ridden from town 18mi
May 2, 2022
L A
Rode 1E01 to the 6 mile mark of Skyline. Finished skyline (9 miles) then connected to Camp Osito Road 2N17 which climbs to link back to 1E01 down mtn. 17mi
Nov 18, 2021
Brian Dilger
Awesome trail. Good flow and great scenery. I struggled a bit to figure out which fire road to take back to my car, otherwise a great ride 22.5mi
Oct 22, 2021
Sheri Vernier
Fun easy blue singletrack, went 5 miles then came back same trail since late start, total 10 mi ridden
Sep 3, 2021
Jennie Steele
Aug 6, 2021
James Bishop
One of the best trails in California! 19.3mi