I’m not able to edit my existing review, but kudos to AllTrails for fixing the errors I referenced! The info all looks correct to me now.

Great hike! Feels very remote, which is surprising, considering the trailhead is right on the road. There are many, many more trails in the Open Space to explore, beyond this loop.

I was confused to find only a very small pull-off (big enough for 3-4 cars) and a tiny trailhead, with a small sign, across the road. But the location as marked is correct.

There’s a bit of misinformation in this listing. I followed the trail exactly as shown on the AllTrails map (no easy feat, as there are MANY unmarked branches and it seemed my instinct was wrong in every case, causing lots of doubling back), and also extended by at least 1/2 mile total at the far end of the loop (by Sierra Vista Estates). However, my total distance was only 5.29 miles, in the end. Nowhere near the 6.2 miles listed.

There are a few places in which the trail goes down the center of a wash for a stretch. I’d avoid this loop in the rainy season.

This trail is tagged “no dogs,” but dogs are allowed. They just must be on leash (as is typical). There is even a community dog bowl at the single trail sign I saw.

I would not characterize this trail as moderate. It’s slightly less challenging than the Birdhouse Ridge/Tunnel Canyon loop, which is rated “easy” by this app.

Fun hike with the pooches.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

absolutely no trash! got caught in a hail storm. got off trail twice, signage could be better. great views.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A nice and easy trail to enjoy nature

Friday, July 10, 2015

Nice easy afternoon hike with great views from the top.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Nice trip. It is easy to get to and has light use and is a nice forest hiking area

mountain biking
5 months ago

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Monday, October 17, 2016

trail running
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sunday, February 16, 2014