"Johns Meadow is a good family destination for a picnic lunch or easy backpack. It o?ers a taste of the San Gorgonio Wilderness without the steep climbs required to reach the high mountains. The hike visits lush forest with several small creeks.
Quiet hikers will come across squirrels, lizards, and birds. In midsummer, it features wonderful wild?owers and berries, especially where it crosses the creeks. The berries include blue currants (resembling small blueberries with crunchy seeds and a tart taste), small red currants, spiky red gooseberries (tasty after boiling to remove the thorns), and thimbleberries (red and delicious when ripe, related to raspberries and blackberries). Keep your eyes out for lupine, Indian paintbrush, ferns, and penstemon."