Mather Nature Loops Professional Review and Guide
"A pair of short loops ramble alongside Mather Lake, offering hikers a chance to stretch their legs, learn about the local habitat, and visit vernal pools in spring. The planes may come and the planes may go, but some things will stay the same at Mather Field. Grasslands that once were part of an Air Force base are now a sprawling regional park—a place where migrating and resident birds, rare and fragile creatures in vernal pools, and appreciative hikers can abide and revive. Though suburbia encroaches on all sides, and the roar of aircraft engines and freeway traffic nixes this as a wilderness experience, the abundance of color and wildlife makes a visit to Mather Lake more than worthwhile. It’s the perfect outing for a family, where you can mix hiking with fishing, a picnic, a romp on the tot lot . . . and, for older “kids,” perhaps a round of golf."