Duration: 5-6 hours
Length: 12.5 miles
Elevation gain: 2,000 ft
Facilities: at the trail head
Bring a snack/lunch. We will have a break at Lake Marie on the way back.
Meeting Place: GPS:[masked],[masked]
A link to a map of the park: Skyline Map
We will start on the paved River to Ridge Trail that will bring us to a crossing of Hwy 221.
Continue on the dirt path to Skyline Wilderness.
Skyline Trail to Lake Marie and walk around the Lake.
Snack / Lunch @ Lake Marie
Lower Lake Marie Trail
Return via River to Ridge Trail
Car pool etiquette- Come prepared to drive, be aware that there may be no others wanting to car pool from your selected location or there might be a lot of people and everyone might want to ride. We determine who gets the rider seats by who has most recently been a driver in the past. This is worked out based by who shows up at the car pool location. We can't guarantee anyone a seat because we never know until that day who will show up. We do our best to work it out and make everyone happy but we need everyone to pitch in and help make it work!
Then PLEASE if possible try to use the locations below. The more locations we have the less effective we are and it's so much more complicated. Exceptions would be if you are not close to either location.
Car pool locations:
Coddingtown Library parking lot suggested leave at 7:50
Petaluma-Lucky at the intersection of Lakeville and Caulfield Ln. Park closest to Payran St. suggested leave by 8:10
General room of thumb...$5 one hour or less to trailhead $8 over one hour to trailhead Please insist your driver accept the money. It's to cover more than gas money...it's the wear and tear on the vehicle. We like to take care of our drivers!
We combine enjoyment of the trail combined with respect for everyone’s time. A steady pace and we just keep going!
Please always check your email the night before just in case there are any necessary adjustments. This is especially important if there are any weather issues. Cancellations due to weather will be posted by 10pm the previous evening.
Give yourself time to find the trail head so that you arrive prior to the scheduled time. That is the time we head out on the trail. We do NOT wait. It would be disappointing to miss having you on the hike due to late arrival.
See you on the trail!