A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!
A walk of just over 5 miles, with around 1 000 feet of ascent and descent, shaded through a cool redwood forest, on clearly marked trails. Started from the Skyline Gate Staging Area. Good leaflets with map are available.
We followed the Stream Trail downhill through redwood forest with some eucalyptus. The stream itself was dry though the creek course is clearly visible.
We passed junctions with the Eucalyptus trail and Prince trail on our left. After about a mile and a bit we crossed a bridge and turned right, back on ourselves along the Mill Trail. This turns sharply back itself to the left and climbs up to join the French Trail.
We walked along this as it climbed up and then descended several times before joining the west Ridge trail and taking us back to the parking area.
A fairly strenuous walk, but the two children (10 and 9) walked it very well. Our reward was a delicious ice-cream from Smitten back in Lafayette.