One of my most regular hikes, because it’s close to home. I rarely see other hikers, cyclists or horseback riders. If you can get out there about two weeks after a good rain in early spring, you’ll see an amazing profusion of wildflowers on the ridge trail above. it’s very quiet - and when the hills are green, quite beautiful, compared with the typical desert landscape. When it’s green out, this is a 4. The rest of the year, a 3.