Main gate and parking open Sunrise to Sunset. Arroyo Pescadero Trail is 1.8 miles, you can easily add in the deer loop for an additional .8 miles and get in a nice hike. Basic southern California landscape. (Dry). Nice elevation changes and many places to rest for us old timers. Off to the west, at the higher elevations you can see the buildings in downtown LA,
This is a fun little hike up off of Colima. It takes you through a tunnel that goes under Colima and there's some really nice scenery on the trail. Saw a few jack rabbits and plenty of birds, definitely a nice nature walk. Some mild inclines but definitely suitable for beginners. Would hike it again for sure.
Chuck H. on Arroyo San Miguel Trail
Haven't done this trail yet, but noted that the trail is marked no dogs. They are not allowed due to habitat restoration.
Alex M. on Arroyo Pescadero Trail
Overall this trail wasn't bad I went to get out the house and take some pictures I wouldn't recommend this trail only because the parking and location it isn't bad but one week after buying my jeep I took it there and parked it about 45 minutes later I can back to find my passenger window broken with glass everywhere at least keep that in mind they didn't steal a whole lot but now I had to buy a new window just not the best location parking is hidden from the street.
First time on this trail and it was easy to find. Large wide path so you don't feel cramped when other people are around. You can choose to go up a steep hill or a medium hill. Didn't see any animals and there is no water. Not much shade either so I can imagine summer days can get really hot. Easy for our dogs to do al well.
Nice and fresh. Good workout!
Chris G. on Arroyo Pescadero Trail
Two separate trails on this.. Either you have one to the left which is the easier and the shorter trail which includes a deer loop trail which occasionally you'll see wildlife from deer, coyotes, rabbits and rattlesnakes depending on the time of day. And then there's the longer trail which connects to the smaller trail. Unfortunately as in all trails that allow dogs, people don't think it's necessary to pick up their poop so you'll see it a lot on these paths. This is the more popular trail so you'll see way more people and groups so be wary of parking bc it will get full.
Chris G. on Arroyo San Miguel Trail
A very good set of trails that has three paths. The short ones allow for dogs but it seems most owners (esp small dogs) don't pick up the poop and you'll see it a lot on those trails unfortunately. The trail to the right (no dogs) that crosses over Colima I would say is more intermediate with the inclines in elevation and wildlife but seems less as populated than the shorter trails. Parking is small and can get packed quick depending on the time of day but you can park across by the baseball field or church as mentioned. Overall it's a decent trail and I will be back more often.
This trail starts at the same place as the Arroyo Prescadero trail, but it is not a loop. You hike up to the top of the trail, then turn around and come back. Most of it is uphill and there is very little shade. That being said, this is a good training trail for working up to hikes that gain a lot of altitude, like mountain trails. The path is basically a fire road, so it is well kept. You will see a good variety of vegetation and critters. You will also see a few trails that lead off the normal path. Stay off these as they go into prohibited territory. Bring at least 1 bottle of water with you, and if it's hot, bring two.
This trail is not as popular as the Prescadero, but since both share the same starting point and the same parking lot, get there early. If get there and there are no more parking places, you can park in the church parking lot just down the hill, then walk up the road to the gated parking lot on the east side of the road. Once past the gate, there is a small trail that leads to the San Miguel trail (to the right) and to the Prescadero and Deer trails (to the left and through the tunnel).
Nice short loop, wedged between several residential tract neighborhoods in the Puente Hills. It's pretty heavily traveled, but in spots down in the canyon, you can almost forget there are several major streets about a 10 minute walk away in any given direction. It's was a good walk for the dog.