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Fun trail! Approach this trail in thirds: 1st third of the hike begins from the parking lot to the base of the mountain. This part is easy - rolling hills and hiking up a wash for a portion of this hike. The 2nd third is climbing up the gully: my best advice is to stay on the left side of the gully - follow the green/blue markers. There's a trail that climbs up through a series of switchbacks and some minor bouldering. If you can't find the trail, no worries. Just head straight up until you reach the ridge and the remainder of the trail will be on your right side. The last third of the trail is from the ridge to the peak. Once you reach the ridge, find the trail and head towards the right towards the peak. The trail disappears but just head straight up as you come up the peak from behind. Once you're at the top: relax, eat and drink, take pics and relax some more. Come back down the same way you came up. That's pretty much it.
Things to bring: water - the temp was 85 w a slight breeze. I brought 3 liters: 2 liters of just water and 1 liter with electrolyte mix (tailwind), hat, sun block, snacks for energy ( I brought jerky and cereal)
Fantastic short hike with a spectacular payout at the top. Trail can get crowded on the weekends but the crowds don't spoil the fun. It's a constant gradual incline all the way to the top so if your not in relatively good shape you'll feel the burn in your legs and your lungs. Pack a lunch and enjoy the views.
It was the best. You should definitely try it. My favorite was feeding the bunnies and seeing the baby peacock. The gaggle of geese is a blast if you have food, agility and lots of energy. While we were there we saw bunnies, geese, ducks, peacocks, fish, dogs, pidgins and people.