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We were very discouraged on way in seeing oil mining (?) and endless flat farmland but once in the park it’s apparent how well kept and loved this 93,000 acre park is. Fantastic for dogs (FYI there are mountain lions and coyotes, practice safety!), easy parking, easy camping, great views, very few people on a three day weekend... can’t go wrong here. Day 1 was heavy fog, gave it a romantic eery feeling. Day 2 was clear, revealing epic scenery! Can’t wait to come back. Rangers were great. Since it’s a non profit it’s completely free entry and camping. This place is an undiscovered gem and we are fortunate to have stumbled upon it.

Finally got a chance to head out there and check it out some and it’s definitely something I’d do again. While I didn’t hike the full trail, the part that I did get to see was great.

Great area small area to hiking with a lot of unused roads and paths to follow if daring

It's very easy, kids can enjoy it and have a great time

It was and amazing hike to take!!! I miss it so much:'( Thats were I took my very first hike

I miss hiking this trail!!!!! I wish people would have some respect for the owner’s property so that we could enjoy it again! It’s a shame...

Not as easy as suggested; some pretty steep parts. Perfect for a good, quick workout!

great hiking

trail running
2 months ago

We did the 2 mi loop and I would not call it easy! We went on a cool fall day and it was pleasant. Not one for a hot sunny day, as there is no shade. Nice views, watch your footing!

I've been up here a couple of times times now and I really enjoy it. There seems to be trails for every skill level and the scenery and views are absolutely beautiful.

Yesterday was my first time on this trail and I wasn't impressed by it. The time it took to get up there I could have went to a better location. In some spots the view was beautiful but those spots were two far in between, in my opinion.

off road driving
3 months ago

came from the 58 freeway I was confused at first because it didn't look like a trail, it looked like a dirt road with bunch of privet properties gates so just keep going you will find yourself high up in the forest before you know it.

beautiful views
beautiful trees
high elevation

Would be very nice in the spring. However, if you are planning to go during the summer prepare for being in direct sunlight for a few hours as there is not much shade through much of the trail. Has a few large rest areas with drinkable water and bathrooms but the gazebos are largely filled with either rats or wasp nests. Fairly clean although there is the occasional bit of litter and it seams people have been nocking over the few rock cairns that were set up. Over all it's an ok hike. Head up to the reflection pond at the far end if you want to make things a little more difficult, it's a gamble if there is even water in there during the summer.

5 months ago

Haven't concurred the whole thing yet but I've been dreaming about it for months. It's just too hot out there. It was absolutely gorgeous when I went last in March, I'm waiting for it to cool down a bit before I do it again.

I go here all the time since it's so close to my house. Obviously much greener in the spring but still a good workout even though it's yellow this time of year.

off road driving
5 months ago

did this in the dark as we got a late start. This is easy dirt road with a few minor obstacles. The whole road can be driven with car and some care. We traveled the whole length moving slowly avg 15 mph All the way to the 155 connection. It was a great trip and the first one on a used 4 wheel drive i had just bought. So we were gambling on a breakdown on a road I had never been on , but with the great info available here on ALLTRAILS we had a great adventure. Recommend this road for pleasant day or night trip

Nice and easy. Beautiful views.

6 months ago

Nice day trip hike

mountain biking
6 months ago

I had alot of fun on this trail, till my tire decided to not hold air. The waterfall is still flowing, as of July 8 2017. The creek isnt flowing very well though.

I came here to mountian bike and the trailheads say no bikes, but theres a gravel road you can ride on. After a mile of that I said screw it and went on the trail. The trail is alot of fun amd good workout going in, coming back is all down hill and a good combo of technical and flow! The problem is that when you are coming back you can be coming around a bend and run into hikers, hence the no mountian biking signs. I went early morning so luckily there was no one there and that didn't happen to me.

Again awesome trail and I will definitely be back!

i just wondering if l can hike here even is a private Property with no prolem

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