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horseback riding
20 days ago

I’ve ridden this trail a few times. It’s beautiful. I’ve hiked it too. I love the parts with open shade. When hiking you can get much farther back than you can on horseback. A great easy hike anytime, but even better when the water is flowing.

Good short walk with a few different areas to see. I particularly love a small pond filled with koi, ducks and turtles. There is a larger lake as well. Great hike overall, now a normal spot for me.

P.S.
If you go to the small pond there is a goose/duck there that looks like a cross between a vulture and duck. Its name is Duckasaurus. Say hi if you get the chance!

Good quick hike, awesome pond

Nice but no discernable end point

Easy trail with great scenic areas.

Nice walk. Saw many birds. Went on Sunday and there was a ranger on premise.

mountain biking
1 month ago

tough but nice uphill climb... need more single tracks for downhill.

Great experience!!!

This is a lovely trail, is best in an autumn afternoon when the sun is not too hot but soothing with a gently breeze , great view of the city

If you are complaining because there too much poop maybe you should stay at home

Gabby didn’t make it all the way

First hike my daughter went on and she loved it. Great for beginners and nice scenery

Easy, gradual, mostly flat hike. Lots of shade. River/stream was bone dry. (August). Took my dog and could only make it up the first two dry waterfall areas near the end of the trail. Would have liked to have ventured further if I did not have my dog and a hiking companion. I concur on previous posts about insect repellent. This was a midweek hike so we only came across two other (couples) hikers on our way back. Saw a couple mule deer and lots of lizards that my dog loved chasing into the brush. Best as an early morning, early evening hike when temperatures are 80 and above. Bring plenty of water for your dog on this and every hike. I have a clip on mini, collapsible bowl he carries hooked to his harness. Remember if we are warm and heated...they are wearing a fur coat. Lots of shade here to cool them down.

I went hiking alone on this trail yesterday evening for my first time. It was not challenging in incline, but in awareness of surroundings. There is something very inexplicably ominous about this trail to me. I would definitely go again, but not alone during dusk and without insect repellant.

I love this trail, especially after a wet winter when the creek and waterfall are really flowing. I've also seen quite a bit of deer on this trail.

this hike was not that great not a lot of scenery and not a lot of shade but the panoramic view would have been nice if there wasn't fires all over the place

If you follow the red trail that is shown, it is a steep and narrow trail. Took our two little kids and it was rough. I don't feel like the hike outlined is the correct one perhaps? We were definitely mislead. Lots of trail options there, but if you follow the red outlined trail, it's not easy and has you take strange paths. Wouldn't recommend for kids.

hiking
6 months ago

This place was beautiful, even though when you get there they have a bomb of trials and some don’t even continue it was beautiful. Very simple for beginners the views of the pond are beautiful, fun to be adventurous and seeing what you find. Once you hit the main trail it’s a good work out.

nature trips
6 months ago

Havent done the whole trail, although the part I did, seemed fairly easy.

I love the pond which includes koi, fish and geese!

A nice place to take a lesson experienced friend or family member :)

hiking
6 months ago

Lots of dog and horse poop everywhere. Very dirty trail. I parked on the street for free. Definitely glad that I didn't pay $5 to do this hike. One of the worst hikes that I've done in Southern California. I won't be back.

Fair with nice shade.

I liked this hike cuz it was easy :)

Love this hiking trail. There even is a tire swing if you can be adventurous and find it.. ps. it’s near the area where the post shows you “who was here first, the rock or the tree”

hiking
7 months ago

Started hiking from the street to the saddle back trail, it was really nice! only minutes from civilization but it doesn't feel like it once your going through the mountains, very peaceful!

Super amazing hike for the little ones.. talk about exploration and not having to worry about them falling off an edge.. this hike was meant for the little ones with it being 95% flat grounds, having a cool climbing tree by the lake full of koi fish and turtles; accompanied by some ducks and a slightly larger lake with cool swamp growth to look at. Oh not to mention your surrounded by the lush green hills in my favorite place in la.
Fun fact: the Andy Griffith show was filmed here ;)

Loved all the trees. The kids loved all the tall grass.

Easy hike to a small seasonal waterfall. You can make it somewhat harder with some easy scrambles up rocks to go further up the canyon, but if you have small kids or a dog, the first waterfall is a good place to stop and splash around.

DILLY DILLY

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike. Dogs are allowed on leash. Many trails that branch off the main trail to add some variety.

Nice view with a simple pathway or a few side trails for the little adventurer in you. Nothing too crazy, good for a nice stroll. Overall a nice spot.

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