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The western mile of Lost Creek Trail is managed by Skyline Regional Park. It connects Mountain Wash Trail, Skyline Crest Trail, Quartz Mine Trail, and continues 0.3 miles to the park boundary. It continues another mile east on BLM property to the Verrado Community.
This is an old road christened to trail status. It is essentially used to bridge loop hikes in Skyline Park and connect the Verrado trail system. Tread is of little concern throughout. There are occasional ankle buster rocks up to maybe grapefruit-sized, but the road, I mean the trail, is so wide you navigate 'em without thought.
What the trail lacks in appropriate snob-hiker width it makes up in desert scenery. Creosote, brittlebush, mesquite, Paloverde, wolfberry, cholla, and barrel cactus are plentiful among a few saguaros.
The western Skyline side has quicker changing views and excellent signage at all official trail junctions.
Lost Creek Trail is not a destination, and it's nothing to get excited over. It does an excellent job of connecting opportunities and has intriguing characteristics.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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