August 20,  2009

Trail Description:
This trail starts out from the Muddy Hollow Trail head, and follows the Muddy Hollow trail south just short of a half mile. The Estero trail is off to the right and clearly marked. Within 100 feet you cross a wooden bridge and there after the trail begins a gradual ascent for the next mile or so. The scenery alternates between open grasslands and pine forests with views of the surrounding hills and lakes.

Google Map: here
Park Page:

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:

NN=Non Native
Anagallis arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel)NN
Anaphalis margaritacea (Pearly Everlasting)
Baccharis pilularis (Coyote Bush)
Brassica nigra (Black Mustard)NN
Calystegia purpurata (Coast Morning Glory)
Castilleja affinis (Indian Paintbrush)
Castilleja subinclusa ssp. franciscana (Franciscan Paintbrush)
Centaurea solstitialis (Yellow Star Thistle)NN
Cirsium vulgare (Bull Thistle) NN
Claytonia siberica (Candy Flower)
Conium maculatum (Poison Hemlock)NN
Conyza canadensis (Horseweed)NN
Epilobium ciliatum (Willow Herb)
Erechtites minima (Australian Fireweed)NN
Gnaphalium californicum (California Cudweed)
Gnaphalium luteo album (Weedy Cudweed)NN
Gnaphalium ramosissimum (Pink Cudweed)
Heterotheca sessiliflora var. bolanderi (Golden Aster)
Hypochaeris radicata (Rough Catís Ears)NN
Linum bienne (Narrow Leaf Flax)NN
Lotus corniculatus (Birdís Foot Trefoil) NN
Mentha pulegium (Pennyroyal)NN
Mimulus aurantiacus (Sticky Monkeyflower)
Navarretia squarrosa (Skunkweed)
Oenanthe sarmentosa (Water Parsley)
Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)NN
Ranunculus muricatus (Prickle Fruited Buttercup)NN
Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue Eyed Grass)
Sonchus asper (Prickly Sow Thistle)NN
Sonchus oleraceus (Smooth Sow Thistle)NN
Spiranthes romanzoffiana (Hooded Ladyís Tresses)
Stachys ajugoides var. rigida (Hedge Nettle)
Stachys chamissonis (Coast Hedge Nettle)
Symphyotrichum chilense (California Aster)
Trifolium repens (White Clover) NN

Ferns & Allies Not Photographed:
Dryopteris arguta (Wood Fern)
Equisetum arvense (Common Horsetail)
Equisetum telmateia (Giant Horsetail)
Polystichum munitum (Sword Fern)
Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens (Bracken Fern)