Great for kids, I've hiked this several times with my kids (two girls ages 3 and 4). Mule Deer are regularly resting in the shade and after a good rain you can hear frogs croaking in Dry Pond. Beware of rattlesnakes! We encountered the first Southern Pacific Rattlesnake of the season on Mule Deer Trail yesterday (2/1/17). They like to hide in the cacti next to the trail, so keep your eyes peeled.