Great hike for beginners like my family. 3.5 year old son enjoyed it though I wouldn’t let him scavenge and fill the bucket he brought due to so much poison oak right up close to the trail. Nice stream and picnic table at the trailhead by the dog park. Dog friendly, not heavily trafficked. Cool and windy with shade available most of it (March). Little hills with lots of switchbacks. Great for starters and close to town (SLO).