The last third of the trail is inaccurately depicted. You can continue to hike by the unimproved road up the right side of the canyon wall. The depicted trail on the map would require you to find a hole in the fence and walk the golf course which is located in the floor of the canyon at that point.
Karin S. on Tecolote Canyon
Very short and easy with pretty terrain (except for the smelly creek that bordered the trail).
Great trail, will definitely return but a word of caution...don't take the monster hill to the right of the fork unless you are an expert hiker with professional gear, or otherwise are ready to meet your Maker! The valley back down was so steep I had to slide down on my butt just to be safe rather than sorry. Do yourself a favor and hang a left at the fork.
We live close to this trail, which is why we have been here several times. The scenery is the not the best, but the vertical hills are killer! They are great training hills for more vigorous hikes. We walked over to Tecolote Canyon once a week when we were training to hike Half Dome. Great for hill sprints! The first hill is long and a little more gradual but the remaining 6 big hills are very very steep! We can not run down them because they are so steep. You almost need treking poles to come down them if you are not careful. We really love coming here for our workouts versus just going out for a beautiful hike. It's great training on these hill and really working your glutes and your legs!