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Skyline Trail - 1E12, CA

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CA > Big Bear - Jacinto
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Difficulty 2 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 8.77 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,813 feet
Elevation Gain -209 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,097 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 12.43
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19  2015-08-05
Town Bristlecone Fern Pirate Skyline Pine Knot
38  2015-08-03
Castle Rock - Plantation - Skyline - Pine Knot
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Preferred   Sep, Jun, May, Aug
Sun  5:33am - 5:50pm
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This trail begins at the intersection of Forest Road 2N10 and 2N06. Built within a firebreak, the trail winds through stands of Jeffery Pines, manzanita and buckthorn as it parallels Forest Road 2N10. A cross-country trail with few long hills and descents, it is a multi-use trail designed for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrian riders. The Skyline Trail can be used to access many of the other trails within the South Shore Trail System.

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    Most recent Triplog Reviews
    Skyline Trail - 1E12
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    Town Bristlecone Fern Pirate Skyline Pine Knot
    Towne Trail 1E29
    This is an old closed off forest road that is extremely smooth. It's nice except the far East end. You follow above cabins until you find yourself sandwicked between apartments and the ski resort.

    Bristlecone Trail 1E32
    Connector trail to the neighborhood.

    Fern Trail 1E31
    Not signed at the bottom hence why I hiked Bristlecone. A nice shaded ravine with namesake ferns. Just over too soon.

    Pirates Trail 1E29
    Stumbled upon this trail so I worked it in. This is a wonderful trail through the forest. The mountain bikes wized by faster here than other lateral trails. It's definitely built for speed.

    Skyline Trail 1E32
    The amount of work put into this trail is obvious as you roll through the forest at highway speeds. On a tight schedule of opportunity I tapped into my inner Boone. I'm not built for running but I intimidated my surroundings for thee miles.

    Pine Knot Trail 1E01
    My third trip on this popular trail. From the top I knew I needed to shave off a half hour from my standard pace. A mountain biker passed me and it was game on. Clocked my first and last 9 minute mile of my life. Downhill on a smooth trail and I'm still nowhere near an average runner... lol

    Home with ten minutes to spare!
    Skyline Trail - 1E12
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    Castle Rock - Plantation - Skyline - Pine Knot
    Castle Rock Trail 1W03
    Steep start through nice creek, albeit dry now. Quick lake view. Huge pines. 600 ft ascent to full lake view!

    Plantation Trail 1W12
    One of those trails with an uninviting name that turns out nicer than anticipated. Decent shade midday.

    Skyline Trail 1E01
    A bit confusing at the top of Castle Creek. Higher up after Plantation it's easier to decipher. This is a constant zig zag along the ridge. Tree shade is typically sparce. Some nice areas. Built for mountain bikers. It must have been a lot of work as it is well done too!

    Yeast smell yesterday and today. Must be some of the chaparral.

    Seven Oaks Trail 0E01
    Looks most used by downhill mountain bikers. Not new millennium friendly. A continuous slide of semi steep surface gravel. The oaks are not what most desire, rather the live oak / blue oak variety. The bottom has larger oaks and large pine cones. Hot gnatty hell. Doubt anyone hikes here from Big Bear Lake, especially in August. Nevertheless I liked the change of pace with foliage similar to Arizona'state southern Bradshaw range. Euphoria drive kicked in ascending back to Big Bear.

    Pine Knot Trail 1E01
    Only half as busy as Sunday. Amazing how much cooler it is just over the rim back into Big Bear valley.

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