East Bay Skyline Trail

The Skyline National Trail offers panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay Area along the East Bay hills and provides access to preserved and protected wilderness while in close proximity to many city streets.

photo: Hiking the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail near Tilden Regional Park. Photo by John Rabold. Type: Urban Trail
Length: 31.52 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Camping
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Wildlife Observation
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location:
State(s): California
Counties: Alameda
Latitude: 37.72138
Longitude
: -122.0765

There are many trailheads and other access points.

Description

The Skyline National Trail offers panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay Area along the East Bay hills and provides access to preserved and protected wilderness while in close proximity to many city streets. The trail begins at the entrance to Wildcat Canyon Regional Park in Richmond and leads through Tilden Regional Park, Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve, Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve, Redwood Regional Park, and Anthony Chabot Regional Park. The trail ends at the Proctor Gate staging area on Redwood Road just north of Castro Valley.

Additional Details

Width: 120 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Asphalt
Crushed Rock
Soil

Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1971

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Sean Dougan
East Bay Regional Park District
P.O. Box 5381
Oakland , CA 94605
(888) 327-2757
http://www.ebparks.org

 

Photos

Hiking the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail near Tilden Regional Park. Photo by John Rabold.

Hiking the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail near Tilden Regional Park. Photo by John Rabold.

Hiking the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail in Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve. Photo by John Rabold.

Hiking the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail in Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve. Photo by John Rabold.

 

On horseback on the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail in Anthony Chabot Regional Park. Photo by John Rabold.

On horseback on the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail in Anthony Chabot Regional Park. Photo by John Rabold.

Alcatraz and Angel Islands and the Golden Gate Bridge from the East Bay Skyline NRT in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park. Photo by John Rabold.

Alcatraz and Angel Islands and the Golden Gate Bridge from the East Bay Skyline NRT in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park. Photo by John Rabold.

 

Hiking the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park. Photo by John Rabold.

Hiking the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park. Photo by John Rabold.

San Francisco seen from the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail in Tilden Regional Park. Photo by John Rabold.

San Francisco seen from the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail in Tilden Regional Park. Photo by John Rabold.

 

Hiking the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail near Tilden Regional Park. Photo by John Rabold.

Hiking the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail near Tilden Regional Park. Photo by John Rabold.

A labyrinth along the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail in Tilden Regional Park. Photo by John Rabold.

A labyrinth along the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail in Tilden Regional Park. Photo by John Rabold.

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