Agua Dulce Loop Trail is a 5.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pine Valley, CA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Parking is along the highway.
Nice short loop (about 2 miles) and relatively flat.
Very beautiful hike year-round. In the winter there will be snow, in the spring it can be very green (if it's been a wetter winter), and even in the summer when the grasses have dried it's still pretty with the golden color on the ground and the green pines.
It's a fairly easy hike with a couple of spots with great views across the range. Even though you start out at the road, in not too long you are in dense enough trees that it's quiet and very beautiful. See my profile and my track for a much more detailed review and photos!