On this date, our first to the park, we took several trails
starting with Lynch road (from the parking lot) north towards the reservoir. The
trail starts out dry, then runs along the comparatively lush Lynch Creek before
opening up again to the sedge lined Lynch reservoir that covers perhaps two
acres and hosts a variety of birds as well as aquatic life. Midway is an
interesting meadow contain old cow herding equipment. From the reservoir,
the North Ridge Trail heads east and uphill through acres of dry grassland
to it's summit with nice views of Jamieson canyon to the north and San
Pablo Bay to the west. From here we made a loop coming back via the Middle
Valley Trail for a lunch stop at one of the picnic tables nestled in a
pleasant grove of trees.
Trail Location: All trails begin from the parking lot or "staging area". See the last picture for our trail.
Blooming Plants not Photographed:
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