by Stewart Aitchison & Bruce Grubbs (Falcon Guides)
© Stewart Aitchison & Bruce Grubbs/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
We walked the half mile and unfortunately did not see or hear any wildlife. There were signs describing some trees and potential animal life. Some signs were so damaged they were not readable. In the parking area there were instructions to pay the $10.00 entrance fee. A rather steep price for a quick half mile loop!
This trail is a short, pleasant walk through nature and history. Rating would be 'very easy'. Frequent trail-side markers provide a good overview of the history of early Europeans in the area as well as very good descriptions of the flora and fauna. Regrettably, deterioration of signs and landscaping is evident -- budget cuts and/or neglect?
A flat short loop through the bushes/trees, but you don't have to stay within the confines of this trail you can continue around the planted fields nearby or walk toward Mittry Lake (as another review said) and hike up the back of Mittry. Betty's Kitchen offers picnic tables and an area for relaxation in a dry, dry desert. It is true that you are supposed to pay for parking and this is in fact checked and patrolled by forest rangers or sheriffs (incredible really).
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