Napa / Skyline Park

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4.33 out of 5
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5
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Singletrack
↑ 1,100 ft
↓ 1,300 ft
137
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Trail Description
About this trail
This is the place where the UCI World Cup has been held for the last three years. It won't be held there again in the near future. Politics of some sort. For the most part this trail is a mixture of single and doubletracks. It is best done heading up the hill from the parking lot on the jeep road to the 'crossover.' From here you can continue up the hill to Lake Marie. If you have a couple of sandwiches, fig bars, and drinks this is THE place to enjoy it. You might even run into a few people trying their hands at fishing in the lake. I can't say if that is good, bad or indifferent, but from the look of the lake, I don't know if the fish are served on the tables in the Napa Valley. If this sidetrip is of no interest, you can continue around the lake on a nice singletrack that will take you to the top of the ridge. This offers a nice view of the northern San Francisco bay area. If more climbing is NOT what you want, from the 'crossover, you can head back down the hill via a fun singletrack. This weaves in and out of the manzanita. Some sections can be extremely technical, and getting off and walking is encouraged if you are so inclined. This part of the park is a blast! It requires skill, a bit of finesse, a sense of adventure (manzanita groves do that to you) and a helping of guts. As you climb a little hill through the remains of an old mining shack, be prepared for a fun, switchbacked descent towards the park entrance. Be careful since the last time I rode the trail, a rather extreme section of boulders just after the crest of this hill. It was quite a surprise and caused me to get off and walk. When you come to the bootom of this hill you will proceed across a stream twice and next to a frisbee golf course. The trail rolls over a liitle hill and you are back at the park entrance. Skyline Park is a trial that is great for all kinds of rides. I would recommend it for a nice leisurely ride in the spring. It is BEAUTIFUL. Take a picnic lunch and just ride, stop, ride, stop, etc. until you are tired. It is well worth the trip. If you are feeling more in the training mood, I would suggest doing the loop above as many times as possible. You will get a workout!!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Comment says $6 park fee, or $4 to ride in ? I understand the free part but if riding in why$4? -Guest

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Reviews (13)
 

Bunny Hop

April 27, 2017
Brittonkay Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Super fun- the park has something for everyone in terms of difficulty and kudos for the great trail maintenance

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Gramcounter

July 8, 2016
 
Review: Insane technical climbing on Skyline trail out to Lakee Marie. Well worth it for the fun, fas, and technical downhill that follows.

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Bunny Hop

June 19, 2015
is Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Realy fun ride it mixes things ip so you will not get bored some moderate uphill and down hill and enough technical to keep your attention.

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Granny Gear

June 25, 2014
 
Review: This park pack a big punch for it's small size. It's got a great mix of singletrack from flowy, lung busting climbs and downhill gnar. I usually ride up on the west side trails, do a lollipop ride past the lake and back on the east side trails.

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Trailblazer

December 16, 2013
jrsnot Trailblazer  
 
Review: Great trail. Steep climbs and fun rocky single track on the way down.

Similar Trail: Jt Howell

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Granny Gear

April 25, 2013
 
Review: Great single track. After u get past the lake take trail up. Very steep climb but then a very good down hill. Good ride forbay area if u like single track

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Bunny Hop

August 20, 2009
 
Review: had a blast riding here. lots of fast flowing trails with a good mixture of hardpack,loose,and some rockgardens. some of the climbs a very steep and seem to go on forever...i did alot of hike-n-bike , but thats just because im out of shape! the wildlife here is pretty cool too

Similar Trail: rockville hills

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Granny Gear

July 23, 2007
 
Review: $6 park fee, or $4 to ride in. Free map at kiosk. Make sure to take enough water on hot days. Great single track from lake to parking lot non-stop. Lots of options for way down.

Similar Trail: China Camp in Marin

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Bunny Hop

August 26, 2005
ianziti Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Many trails with a mix of single track and fire roads. Watch out for hikers and horses.

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Singletrack

August 24, 2005
gar29 Singletrack  
 
Review: You're in Napa, of course they're not nice! Actually, I haven't really had problems with hikers. This is a fun park though, with lots of trail options.

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Napa / Skyline Park MTB Trail 4.33 out of 5 based on 13 ratings. 13 user reviews.
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