From: Sunnyvale Mountain Picnic Area
To: Saratoga Gap
Follow the Skyline Trail along the ridgeline of two vast parks–Sanborn County Park and Castle Rock State Park. On the route of old Summit Road, you’ll wind along the protected east side of the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains through forests of Douglas fir, oak, and madrone; you’ll pass immense sandstone outcrops and vestiges of early homesteaders’ orchards and dwellings. This fairly level trip is ideal for warm days, entirely in shade on a trail that varies in width from wide to narrow.