Skyline Trail in Sanborn County Park
6.3 miles     500 ft
Summary

Pleasant, shaded walk along Skyline Trail that meanders next to Skyline Blvd.

Location: Sanborn Skyline County Park

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning
Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good quality map showing various trails.

» 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.

Route

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.

Trailhead
Start Location

Location: Along Highway 35 (Skyline Blvd), Saratoga, CA 95070 . No street address. Parking area is not visible in Google Maps.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: Nov 2012)

Capacity: About 5 to 7 cars may be parked here.

Latitude: 37.216685     Longitude: -122.070172

End Location

Location: Intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 35 (Skyline Blvd) . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From Highway 85, take Exit 14 for Saratoga Ave going south. After 1.8 miles, continue along Big Basin Way (Highway 9) for 7.3 miles to reach the junction with Highway 35 (Skyline Blvd)

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: October 2010)

Capacity: About 20 cars.

Latitude: 37.258513     Longitude: -122.121955