The rain will be gone, but the trails will be muddy…so we will keep our hiking to a well paved road.
It is an “out-and-back” hike, where we return the same way we came.
From the trail head, we’ll walk down an asphalt road for a couple miles, with a stop or two along the way to let others catch up. There is enough elevation gain on the way back to give us a fairly good workout, so that means downhill on the outward bound portion and uphill coming back…sounds simple enough!
From the west: 101-S, Exit 48B Wendy Dr., turn right.
From the east: 101-N, Exit 47C Wendy Dr., turn left.
South on Wendy Dr. until it deadends at Potrero Rd.
Right on Potrero Rd. for 0.5 miles.
Left to stay on Potrero Rd. for 0.5 miles.
Turn right on Pinehill Ave. and park.
Walk 800 feet back to the intersection of Potrero Rd. and Big Sycamore Canyon Rd.
Do not park on Potrero Rd.
Distance: 4 miles, + or – depending on my mood for the evening!
Gain: 500’, give or take a few feet.
Difficulty: Easy Intermediate.
Shape: Out and Back.
Trail Type: Asphalt path.
Dogs: Yes. Leash as required by law.
Restrooms: Yes, somewhere near the half way point.
Parking: Free along Pinehill Ave.
What to bring: 1 liter of water for every 3 miles.
Hiking shoes preferred, but athletic shoes will be OK.
Flashlight or headlamp.
Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-‘n-fall.
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