Hike the French Trail and Stream Trail via Skyline Blvd

Stream Trailhead

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

Pack List

  • Water
  • Snack
  • Sturdy hiking boots or trail runners
  • Trail map 
  • Leash for your dog
  • Sun protection
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RT Distance 7.8 Miles
Elevation Gain 1781 Feet
Activities Camping, Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Advanced
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Reviews

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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.


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