January 1, 2008

Trail Description:
The Rim Rock trail starts about half way to Lake Marie, climbs up to the 1630' Sugarloaf Peak, and loops back down via the Chaparral or Skyline trail. Unfortunately, we only made it half way so can't review the summit area.  For as far as we got, some spring flowers were starting to bloom, the vistas were wonderful and the volcanic geology was interesting. It was a clear cool day and hiking was enjoyable.

Trail Location:
See the park page for trail location.

Blooming Plants not Pictured:

NN= Non native
California Buttercup (Ranunculus californicus)
California Fuchsia Epilobium canum)
Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) NN
Common Manzanita (Arctostaphylos manzanita ssp. manzanita)
Coyote Bush (Baccharis pilularis)
Wild Radish (Raphanus sativus) NN

Ferns not Pictured:
Birdís Foot Fern (Pellaea mucronata)
Giant Chain Fern Woodwardia fimbriata)
Gold Back Fern (Pentagramma triangularis)
Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum jordanii)
Wood Fern (Dryopteris arguta)













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Rim Rock Trail at about 1300'.