NO HOST HIKE-AN EVENT ORGANIZER WILL NOT BE ATTENDING.
There are two Windy Hill parking areas on Skyline. We will meet at the one that has a couple of picnic tables and bathrooms (not so nice ones).
Distance: 8 Miles
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult (Long moderate incline)
Elevation Change: 1400ft.
Time: 4 to 4 1/2 Hours (Hike) If you don lunch afterwards, add another hour.
Mostly covered. Usually cool year round.
Dogs are welcome.
This is a beautiful hike. I often say the trail reminds me of a scene out of Robin Hood inside the Sherwood Forest. Even in the summer, it can get socked in by the fog and be cool, so be prepared and bring an extra light layer just in case. This loop is a canyon hike, so we will be traveling down for the first half and back up for the second. Not to worry...the incline is gradual and there are a lot of switch backs.
We'll start out on the Anniversary trial for .6 miles. At the Lost Hills / Hamms Gulch junction we'll take a left down the Hamms Gulch Trail for 2.3 miles. This is the steepest part of the trail, and we'll be heading down. From there we will take a right on the Eagle Trail for .6 miles while we head over to the Razor Back Trail. This is where the uphill begins (remember it's gradual). We will travel 2.3 miles on the Razor Back Trail until we come to the Lost Trail. We'll take the Lost Trail the last 1.7 miles were we run back into the Anniversary Trail and go the last .6 miles back to the parking lot. Piece of Cake.
We'll stop at Alice's on Skyline Blvd for lunch afterwards.
Please remember to bring plenty of water and snacks to munch on along the way.
Please do not sign up to hold a spot. Only RSVP if you are planning to attend. Thank you!