Take a break from searching for Easter eggs and join me for some quick exercise! Rumor has it that there may be one golden egg along the route for a lucky Easter hiker... It's about 3.5 miles with an elevation gain of around 600 feet. This will take us less than 2 hours to do. It's short and will leave you with plenty of time to continue on your way to a Easter dinner.
We head out on Big Leaf Trail and quickly take a left onto Creekside trail for a walk up a canyon under shady pines and oaks. After leaving the canyon we enter a grassy valley complete with a scenic pond. We continue up the Ridge trail and take a left on South Ridge trail to reach the top of the park and the vista area. We then continue down on South Ridge to Big Leaf trail to reach the parking area. This hike does have hills but they are gradual and somewhat rolling. As long as you are comfortable with hiking on trails and hills this is a great hike for the beginning to intermediate hiker.
It's a short hike, but as always it is a good idea to come prepared with the following:
FYI--THERE IS A $7.00 PARK ENTRY FEE TO PARK AT THIS PARK. Thank you for supporting our park system!