Hike the French Trail and Stream Trail via Skyline Blvd

Hike the French Trail and Stream Trail via Skyline Blvd

Stream Trailhead

Distance

7.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

1781 Feet

Activities

Fitness, Camping, Running, Hiking

Skill

Advanced

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $120/night

Serene Redwood Retreat

Ben Lomond, California

From $120/night

Mystic Mountain Petrified Camp

Santa Rosa, California

From $100/night

Walkabout

Santa Cruz, California

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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.

Distance

7.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

1781 Feet

Activities

Fitness, Camping, Running, Hiking

Skill

Advanced

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

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