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Great time of year to go. The trail is well maintained and the grass is the perfect height. The road up isn't that bad, there's few rocks and the only ruts are from water drainage. The directions link above takes you past the trailhead, make sure you don't pass it unless you want to travel even rougher roads and see an old house.
Beautiful hillsides. Maintained trails. Wildflowers. A "waterfall" (though I use the term lightly). Can you really ask for more in a hike?
Most of the elevation gain happens in the first mile and then it is relatively flatbor downhill after that.
Looking forward to coming back and exploring more. Definitely worth the 1.5 hour drive from Los Angeles.
There were a lot of crowds, but I believe that's because the Preserve had been closed for a few weeks and reopened today.