Wiashal Trail Loop to Cole Canyon is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Murrieta, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.
I wished I had brought a machete or clippers of some kind. A lot of over growth of bushes and trees along the path. Glad I wore long pants and long sleeves. This trail is not for the beginner. Lots of steep inclines. I loved it and will return again...with my clippers.
Great short(ish) trail. Can pick it up either at Santa Rosa plateau, or via various copper canyon neighborhood streets. Not a ton of wildlife; but great shade, a well kept trail, and some great great views. An easy morning jaunt where three miles can be hammered out in about an hour. Not terribly crowded when I take it (usually 6am on weekdays).
Not only can it be hiked round trip, but a 4+ mile point to point via copper canyon and Santa Rosa is another excellent option.
A lot of fun with great scenery