Kristy E. on El Dorado Park Nature Trail
great kid friendly spot to get a good walk in. A small taste of tranquility and the outdoors in the middle of suburbia. You can get in some miles and still be back in time to pick up the kids from school without the long drive to the hills. There is a parking fee that ranges from 5 to 7 dollars depending on the day of the week.
I did this hike with another friend, it was one of the easiest hikes I've done so far, loved all the nature and there was a lake (I'm pretty sure its man made), we got there too early so we had to wait until they opened it, we started at 8:30ish am, this is a great place to take your kids as is so easy to do, you don't need to power walk it or anything, just keep walking and following the path and you'll be set, I took great pictures as well.
Kid friendly, easy, calm, lots of nature, make sure to keep some silence and you'll be surprise how calming it is, you can also stop for a bit and meditate, I'm giving it 4 stars only because no dogs are allowed, luckily I didn't take my dog with me that other than that, good hike.