A Sunday afternoon trip will allow everyone to accomplish things in the morning and still get in some good exercise and time with friends. We will walk up and beyond Lake Ilsanjo by way of Canyon Trail. This week, we will continue beyond the lake on the Richardson Trail to the Burma Trail where we will head northward. Then back west along the Live Oak Trail where after a short walk we will descend down the Rough Go Trail. This trail does have altitude gain of about 800 ft and some rocky parts on the trail that will require you to watch your footing. Our hike will be approximately 6 miles. We will steadily ascend the on the Canyon Trail but as we reach the lake, the trail is fairly level until some up hill to the Puma Trail. We will descend back down on the Rough Go Trail on rocky terrain. It is very helpful to have hiking boots.
Driving Directions to Trailhead: -
From Highway 12 East Bound from 101
At the stoplight continue straight onto Hoen Ave.
Take a right at the light onto Summerfield Ave.
Take a left on Parktrail drive (2nd street on left).
Park about a 1/3 of a mile up the road; the trailhead is on the left.
Coordinates for trail head: 38.440758,-122.652184
Give yourself time to find the trailhead so that you arrive prior to the scheduled time. That is the time we head out on the trail. It would be disappointing to miss having you on the hike due to late arrival.
Wear comfortable hiking shoes that are well broken in.
Bring plenty of water.
We might stop for a short snack.
Bathroom facilities along the hike.
Dress in layers. The hike starts off cool but rapidly warms up.
Please always check your email the night before just in case there are any necessary adjustments.
Bring your smile and great attitude!
See you on the trail!