Hike the French Trail and Stream Trail via Skyline Blvd

7.8 Miles Round Trip - 1781 ft gain - Loop Trail

Stream Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

French Trail and Stream Trail Loop via Skyline Blvd is a beautiful loop along a creek through a lovely Redwood forest.

The French Trail and Stream Trail via Skyline Blvd is a 7.8 mile loop with lots of ups and down, perfect for trail runners, hikers, and dog walkers. The trail is well-shaded, and is accessible year round. Parking can be found at the Skyline Gate Staging Area at Pine Hills Drive.

This is a great hike for anyone in the Bay Area, with lots of good food options nearby in the surrounding towns. 

Photos: Mitchell JonesH Grimes and Swedg


Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Food Nearby


7.8 Miles
1781 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

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Good workout!

Fun hike or trail run to get your heart beat up. The Stream trail is pretty mellow, super easy, I saw four year olds with their parents on it. The real fun happens on the French trail - lots of steep up and down on hills. I wouldn’t rate this route “advanced.” Stream is beginner and French is intermediate. If you are looking for a good workout, skip the stream trail altogether and out and back on French.