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Skyline Trail

Intermediate
 4.6 (91)

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 Not 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 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 91 votes

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  4.6 from 91 votes
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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
One of the never ending spectacular views on Skyline.
Jul 7, 2014 near Big Bea…, CA
This section of Skyline trail (from Grand View to Clark's grade/Plantation trail) offer some really neat views and cool rock formations.
Jul 19, 2013 near Big Bea…, CA

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May 27, 2021
Kenny Khoury
15.2mi
May 1, 2021
BRIDGET G
Amazing trail, beautiful views, great flowy sections 20.7mi — 3h 00m
Apr 26, 2021
Jason Wernli
Rode most of this trail yesterday (4/25/21). we rode from the start, out to Grandview Point and back. What a GREAT trail! Very well marked.
Nov 5, 2020
Martin Fabian
Oct 18, 2020
Grace de Lara
Oct 17, 2020
Brandon Hanna
22mi — 4h 00m
Oct 15, 2020
Justin Czujko
Sep 8, 2020
Jason Stratton
Intermediate ride with a couple tricky rocks to push over. The ride is only difficult because of the altitude and climbing. Mostly fun and flowing. 18.2mi — 4h 10m