Skyline High Point
Short side trail leading to the high point of Skyline Regional Park
From the main parking area, head north, then northwest a short distance to Turnbuckle Trail. Take Turnbuckle north about 1.4 miles uphill to the signed start of Valley Vista Trail.
From the start, head south and uphill on what starts out as an old Jeep road. It quickly gives way to a trail, continuing to head south and steeply uphill. While steep, the footing is good. At the top, the trail flattens out, and there is a broad rocky area with views in all directions. Watch for snakes in the rocks during warmer weather. This vantage point allows for views of nearly the entire park and to the rest of the White Tanks looming to the north.
Once done, retrace your steps back down to Turnbuckle Trail. You can return to the trailhead the way you came, or continue a loop on Turnbuckle back to the trailhead.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.