Right now, your mind is probably running a million miles a minute, your social media and news feeds are overwhelming and you really just want a breath of fresh air. Fact is, you need it. There is a growing body of evidence that spending time in nature has real therapeutic benefits.

Fortunately, you don’t have to drive to a crowded park or trailhead — the trails and paseos in and around Skyline offer the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs, get your heart rate up, reconnect with nature and find your center.

The Skyline vibe embraces the unexpected. Our community trail system offers STEM learning opportunities for kids and grown-ups alike – making a simple walk an opportunity to expand your lungs and your mind. Learn about the rocks, the flora, fauna and stars as you take in the 360° views. Want to kick it up a notch? You can directly connect from the community paseos to 1,600 acres of dedicated open space and existing public trails.

Use this post as your resource for Skyline adventures the whole household can get into. (And download our trail map to use as a handy reference!)

Visit The Butterfly Garden
Unleash your inner lepidopterist! Skyline has created a special habitat that attracts and nourishes these winged phenomena. Stroll through and learn about the butterflies that populate the Santa Clarita Valley. Hopefully, you’ll get some share-worthy photos with one or more of these beauties.

We’ve even created a game to help keep the competitive juices flowing. While on your walk, look for things in nature that match the items on this card. When you find one, mark the square with a pen or sticker. Or, use your phone to keep track. First one to get three in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally? BINGO!

Practice Mindfulness
In addition to the exercise you’ll get from an adventure walk, there is a great opportunity to get in touch with the present moment in a meaningful way. While you’re out, try to be mindful of the sights, sounds and smells of the natural world. There is beauty and wonder all around you, even in the simplest things. Tell stress and worry to take a hike!

Thank you for being a part of this amazing community. Even though we’re separated for now, we are coming together like never before.

To learn more about living life wide open at Skyline, including the homes and amenities to be found in this award-winning community, join our Interest List or contact a New Home Specialist today.


Currently, our new home galleries and design studio are open by appointment only and construction jobsites are operating with enhanced work procedures.