Skyline Park For Mountain Biking
The 21st most popular mountain bike trail in California.
Wednesday 2 May 2018 01:38 GMT
East of Napa, the Skyline Wilderness Park offers highly-rated but technical singletrack for mountain biking. The narrow and rocky trails with steps is well tailored for advanced riders who enjoy loose scree turns. The Skyline Park mountain bike trails are spread over two rolling mountains and has a range winding mountain biking singletracks totaling 18 miles. A good starter route begins with a 600 feet vertical climb up old Lake Marie Road for 2.5 miles up to the lake. Then follow the singletrack counter-clockwise around the lake. Continue up the Skyline Trail to the valley overlook and continue on for the 4.5 mile rolling descent back. More? Try ascending Sugarloaf Mountain via the Rimrock Trail over 1,200 feet vertical.
To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Napa on SR29, exit onto Imola Avenue heading east to its end.
Note: keep in mind that this is a shared use trail system that is popular with hikers and horseback riders. Make sure to stop and give way to those users to keep things friendly. The Skyline Park is only open to mountain biking from 8am to 7pm. If you are interested in camping or RV, you’ll want to make reservations pretty far in advance, especially for summer months.
Overall, Skyline Park is the 21st most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Skyline Park including Oat Hill Mine Trail, Las Posades / Pacific Union College Trails, Annadel State Park, Boggs Mountain State Forest and Mount St. Helena Trail.