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first time loved it.

hiking
4 days ago

Great hike, many different trails to choose from and perfect time of year with the wildflowers in bloom.

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.

hiking
23 days ago

My 4 year old and I spent 2 1/2 hours on this trail! We would definitely do it again. There are beautiful wild flowers growing now, including California Poppies! Get out there while it's green!

Great views. Recommend taking the side trail up to the pond to add a little climb to the relatively flat trail.

Beautiful Trail, really is about 8 miles of hiking. Just one big long loop.

An alright Trail. Cool place to watch the sunset.

This Trail gave me the motivation to quit smoking. Lungs almost popped but I made it to the top. Sad it's closed now... did this Trail about 2-3 times a week

It was nice to go there during January because it's not too hot. It was a very easy hike. Beautiful green grass and blue skies.

1 month ago