dogs on leash
What a wonderful surprise....beautiful setting. This Preserve is in a unique microenvironment that has caused a habitat for many biological species, both plant and animal. A perfect little island of temperature, exposure, and moisture has created a truly special place, Trails are mostly easy with some moderate sections. Plenty of easy trails for kids or elderly. Elevation around a mile high, so lowlanders with notice that it's harder to breathe. Well maintained and adjacent to apple orchards and country store. Enjoy!!!!
Michelle R. on Oak Glen Preserve Trails
beautiful, kid friendly
Very nice hike this morning. Stay to the right on the first trail marker then take the left branch at the second marker. It's steep from there to the top and the trail is less traveled than the longer loop to he right. There is a very narrow gully on the other side but easier than it looks, looking down at it. Then it's an easy walk back down to the trail head. We used the gps to stay on the trail.
Really nice place, lots of trees, birds, and even saw a bobcat very close. May have seen a cougar but disappeared before I could confirm. Seemed larger than a bobcat.
Fairly dusty this time of year, so be prepared for that and wear appropriate shoes.
Amazing hike, took our two dogs and got a decent workout from it. Bugs were a bit overwhelming. Views were extraordinary, frequent restrooms, free entrance, not overly crowded and they even had some shops! Well kept and trail signs were accurate. I recommend this for anyone looking for a short easy hike.