» Redwood Hikes Map: Bay Area Trail Map: Saratoga to Big Basin, First edition, 2010. This is an excellent map sold by Dave Baselt ($6.95 in Dec 2011). This map is useful for exploring many parks in this area. Highly recommended for avid hikers.
To Indian Rock (3.0 miles): From Sunnyvale Mountain parking lot on Skyline Blvd, follow Skyline Trail going west (1.2 miles) to reach an intersection with Sanborn Trail. Turn left and continue along Skyline Trail (1.6 miles) to reach a spot opposite which lies the entrance to Castle Rock on the other side of Highway 35. Turn right and follow an unnamed short trail to Indian Rock (0.15 miles). A trail goes around the rock.
To Saratoga Gap trailhead (3.2 miles): From Indian Rock, retrace your steps to Highway 35 (0.15 miles). Turn right onto Skyline Trail (0.3 miles) to reach an intersection with Summit Rock Loop Trail. Turn left and continue along Skyline Trail (0.7 miles) to reach a gated entrance for Summit Rock. In Nov 2012, the entrance was closed to visitors, so we could not visit Summit Rock. Turn left and continue along Skyline Trail (0.4 miles) to reach a parking lot for Sanborn County Park. Continue walking beyond the parking lot, along Skyline Trail (1.7 miles) to reach the trail head.