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Skyline Trail

Intermediate
 4.6 (81)

A standout and must-ride trail in southern California.


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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.

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Shared By:

Driz Cook with improvements by Gypsy_ Haas and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 81 votes

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  4.6 from 81 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
Lots of fun little hucks and easy technical bits along Skyline trail!
Jun 11, 2018 near Big Bea…, CA
So Cal high-country beauty!
Jun 23, 2018 near Big Bea…, CA
Top of the grade at dusk.
Nov 8, 2016 near Big Bea…, CA
One of the never ending spectacular views on Skyline.
Jul 7, 2014 near Big Bea…, CA

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Jun 23, 2020
Rachel Friedman
Hard
Jun 21, 2020
MTB MOR
Skyline is mainly an intermediate trail, but there are a few short technical rock sections...Easy to hike past 33mi — 4h 30m
Jun 14, 2020
Gela MalekPour
Super fun — 4h 30m
Jun 6, 2020
Gela MalekPour
Took a wrong turn into Seven Oaks Springs that added 2 miles. Loved the trail. So beautiful and fun 15.2mi
May 30, 2020
Neal Barham
Started at the Club View Parking lot and took Skyline Drive dirt road up to Pirates intersection and went east from there. Made for an easier uphil… 12.7mi
May 16, 2020
Andy Nager
with Nick, Cara, and Peak 11mi
May 9, 2020
Ania Marek Wasilewscy
Nov 2, 2019
Tatum Alexandra