Saturday, March 30
Walker Ranch/Los Pinetos to Camp 9
Los Pinetos is a beautiful climb with lots of wildflowers to photograph. There is a large grouping of perennial giant lupine along the way, and a group of 3 rare Arizona Ash. There’s also lots of poison oak on this trail, so stay on the trail and don’t venture off of it! You should also see snowberries and oak woodland habitat. You will begin the hike by climbing up Los Pinetos to 3N17 which you will take to the wildland fire fighting camp on Bear Divide called Camp 9. Here we will have lunch and relax for a while before returning down Los Pinetos and back to Walker Ranch. The trip is 9 miles total with 1,000 ft of gain.
Bring: lunch, snacks, lots of water, poles if you have them, and a camera for the spectacular views!
Meet at the Walker Ranch Trail head at 8:00 for an 8:15 departure.
Directions: From I-5 take the SR-14 to Placerita Cyn Road. Exit, turn right. Pass Placerita Natural Area. Continue about 2 miles beyond this sign. You will see a wooden sign on the right side that says, "Walker Ranch Trail head". There is a turnout here. Park. This is our meeting spot.