We did this hike on a recommendation from a local because it offered mid day shade and 13 creek crossings. We weren''t disappointed and had an amazing 2 hour walk through forest and canyon views and the remains of a Lodge that was once a movie star mecca.
We love to spot wildlife wherever we go and we saw some stunning Lizards, Birds and even the shy resident Garter Snakes (we saw a group of 3 by the creek bed).
This is a fabulous and very easy walk for people of all ages, the creek crossings can take some working out but the water is less than ankle deep should you make a mistake.
We turned around before we reached the end of the trail because the weather suddenly closed in and it looked like iminent rain... if we had carried on it would have passed within 15 minutes, however we got enough of a taste for the trail that we will do it again on our next trip.
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