Circle Corral and Bass Lake Loop (Joseph D. Grant County Park) Professional Review and Guide
"Open meadows, meandering creeks, a historic corral, and a small lake lie along this loop through cattle country in the scenic Halls Valley. The Halls Valley looks a lot like neighboring Santa Clara Valley did before the dawn of the silicon age. Not as untouched as when the Ohlone Indians worked the woodlands, harvesting oaks for acorns and hunting for game, but the legacy of its days as a rancho lingers. Tangible evidence of the park’s agricultural heritage include the ranch roads upon which many of the trails lie, the cattle that continue to graze in some areas as part of a resource management program, and the Circle Corral, its fence boards silvered by the sun and stained green and white with lichen."