Adventurer | 357 pts
This is a very gentle hike within the Caswell Memorial State Park south of Manteca. Despite the newly increased cost for day use ($8.00) it offers tranquility and a relaxed kind of hike. During the winter, the forest is open due to the dropping of the leaves from the trees and grapevines that envelope the trail.
The trail is very cushy due to all of the years of vegetative buildup from these falling leaves. During the summer months, I am told the covered canopy protect the trail from the suns rays and heat.
For what it is, it is. Nice get away from those in the Valley whom aren't up to driving to the hills for a short hike,
For some reason that I don't know....this hike does not show up on the Trails.com map...even when you type in Manteca in the search box.......