Great area to hike and bring your pup. There is a section to the left of the parking area that is actually not part of the preserve and you can have your dog off leash. I avoid this area in the summer because it is exposed and also at dawn and dusk because of coyotes. Easy hiking and most trails are wide

Overview: I hiked this July 2018, and was very glad for all the shade since it was pretty hot. This is an out and back trail. You can start at either end, at Tuckers Grove or along the 154. I personally like starting at the 154, so that when you reach the end you can relax at the park if you want before heading back. It took me about 1.5 hours for around 4 miles.

Pros:
- Plenty of parking at both entrances
- Lots of shade
- Dogs are allowed on a leash
- Mostly flat

Cons
- Can get pretty crowded
- Watch for poison oak

Fun, easy, well marked, good shade

walking
10 months ago

This is one of my favorite go-to trails. My favorite aspect is that much of this trail is shaded, alongside ease of parking, a 3 mile RT, and (for me) it is close to home.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Great trail. But watch out for the poison oak which lines most of the path.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

hiked it with Vivi the Wonder Dog! she had an amazing time.

walking
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Good for a family walk, but can easily get crowded. Shady areas most of the way through, and not strenuous.

walking
Monday, May 09, 2016

OK for when you want to get out for some exercise but don't want to travel far. Can get a little crowded with people and dogs on the weekends.

hiking
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Great for hiking with our toddler. Easy trail with lots of things for a little one to explore.

mountain biking
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Nice hiking and biking trail close to home. Very nice folks use this trail. I Mt. Bike and as always, I am very considerate of the hikers and hiker's dogs. Bikers, please do the same so that we can continue to share this trail. Thanks.
David

hiking
Sunday, July 29, 2012

Nice trail for a leisure stroll through the Canyon Creek area. Though, the creek is usually dry, it's still scenic. We took this hike ona Sunday morning, met a good number of folks out walking their dogs and a few trail-runners. We walked right up to Rte 154 by the bridge, where the trail seems to end. Watch out for the poison oak but if you stay on the trail you won't have a problem. Very shaded and at times you're walking over some rocks. Overall, good walk!

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