August 9, 2007

Trail Description: Bayview is one of many trails in the central part of the park. It tunnels through a mostly climax pine forest with some oaks woodlands at the beginning, and open grasslands towards the southern end. Most of the wildflowers are confined to trail side and there is little else to see except thick cut undergrowth. You will have to share this trail with horses and poison oak. This would be a good shaded trail on hot days. About 3.5 miles one way.

Trail Location:
From Bear Valley road, go down Limantour Road about 3.5 miles and turn right into the trailhead parking lot. This serves both Sky and Bayview trails. The trail head is on the south end of the parking lot. Unless you have a shuttle,  Laguna Trail back be a good alternate route back. 

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Aster (Aster chilensis)
Birds Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) NN
Coast Hedge Nettle (Stachys chamissonis)
Coffee Berry-berry only (Rhamnus californica)
Deer Weed (Lotus scoparius)
False Dandelion (Hypochaeris radicata) NN
Forget Me Not (Myosotis latifolia) NN
Hedge Nettle (Stachys ajugoides var. rigida)
Milkwort (Polygala californica)
Narrow Leaf Flax (Linum bienne) NN
Selfheal (Prunella vulgaris)
Skunkweed (Navarretia squarrosa)
Tar Plant (Madia sativa) NN
Thimble Berry (Rubus parviflorus)
Wild Blackberry (Rubus ursinus)
Wild Honeysuckle (Lonicera hispidula)
Wild Mustard (Brassica sp.) NN

Ferns and Fern Relatives Not Photographed
Horsetail (Equisetum sp.)
Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)











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Northern end of trail heading south