September 13, 2007

Trail Description: The loop trail circumnavigates the park and offers vistas from open grasslands to deep redwoods. This approximately 2.3 mile trail can be augmented by taking the .6 mile long Nature Trail into a deep forest of Madrones, broad leaf hardwoods, and redwoods. There is an elevation gain of about 400'.

Trail Location: From the parking lot (see park info.), the trial begins east of the road and goes north up the hill past the watering trough. Watch for signs.

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non native
Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) NN
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare) NN
California Bay (Umbellularia californica)–berry only
Coast Morning Glory (Calystegia purpurata ssp. purpurata)
Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) NN
Coyote Bush (Baccharis pilularis)
False Dandelion (Hypochaeris radicata)–NN
Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus ursinus)–berry only NN
Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)
Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum)–NN
Poison Oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum)–berry only NN

Ferns Not Photographed:
Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)
Wood Fern (Dryopteris arguta)









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Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus): Common in valley and foothill woodland areas.