Skyline Blvd north from NW Germantown Road. The Skyline Blvd Trailhead
is 1.6 mi and a parking are available on right (east) side of the road.
I parked, geared up and set out.
Length: 8.86 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,841 feet
Type: Loop (except section to trailhead)
This is the 9th time I've done this general route and 3rd time I've added a leg to Newton Rd Trailhead which adds about 1.6 miles but not much elevation change.
This time I did the clockwise direction, descending down BPA Road instead of ascending it.
It's amazing how a familiar trail is sudden "new" again by switch directions. I could kind of pick out some of the landmarks and usual "waypoints".
passed a hiker and their dog in the first couple of miles. I didn't see
anyone until Kielhorn Meadow spur trail on the way back.
|View from BPA Road|
Note: My AllTrails app unexpectedly stopped recording my hike ಠ_ಠ so I have no record of actual distance, elevation +/-, total & moving times, calorie, avg pace.
So I'm going to try a new app/service called Footpath (footpathapp.com) which allow you to create hikes like multi-trail loops ahead of time. I was able to export the map as a GPX file and import it into AllTrails, however, it is imported as a Map and not an Activity, and no way to mark Completed. :(I'm not willing to ditch AllTrails just yet but this is not the first time I've lost data because the app quit on me.