Hours: sunrise to sunset

Two Mamas on the young side of middle age with varying injuries and disabilities, and two small rat terriers with more energy than should be legally contained in such a small package made for one fun hike!

Although, Mama1 grew up hiking while Mama2 hasn’t hiked much before, and that did make a difference in our experiences.

It’s a pretty easy hike on the grand scale of things, with more shade than previous as the trees and bushes grow back, but it was challenging (especially the upper parts where the trail is narrow, uneven, moderately steep, lined with cactus, and with a sharp drop off) for Mama2, who would have preferred to have had a hiking stick. If anyone in your party has vertigo or anxiety in high places, this may not be your trail.

Mama1 is out of practice with hiking after a long post-injury recovery period, but after a literal MIRACLE prescription for an electrical stimulation pain control device that actually works, the bouncy gait came back quickly and the trail was fun and relaxing, not too narrow, not too steep for the actual damage to my knee, and not hard enough to trigger an asthma attack. No hiking stick necessary. Wouldn’t want to tackle without pain control, ever.

The dogs were thrilled, though one kept trying to knock on the bunnies’ prickly pear doors to say hello. There were a few hawk circles overhead, but the human presence tends to make a difference. Super easy hike for both small dogs, and both took a LONG nap after.

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6 months ago

Not much to it, but it is a nice pleasant walk. Seen deer up here and known people that have seen bear and coyotes as well. Watch out for poison oak and cactus!

Love this place! Went here for the first time and it’s a perfect place to take my little pug (who can’t endure long, challenging trails). This place has good views and it’s so green. It may be confusing to find at first because it’s located behind the nature park and there’s no obvious signs indicating where the trail starts. However, locals are very friendly and willing to help if you ask. Some parts of the trail is pretty narrow, so this place isn’t stroller or toddler friendly.

On March 17th I completed this hike with my husband and our friend, Alex. Cute and quick little trail that took us past cactus and sunflowers. It had been raining recently so everything was very green. Definitely muddy in a few spots but that didn't slow our progress. This would be a good hike for little kids. We enjoyed this easy-to-access, fun hike!

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

If you want a quick and easy trail to do before work, look no further! Horsethief's trail down the street has a better workout and view from the top, but this is still a fun walk.

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Sunday, November 05, 2017

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013