It's a bit of a drive (11 miles) from San Juan Bautista to the park, but it's a pleasant drive past a few horse ranches and farms.
Once you reach the park be prepared to self-pay by putting money into the envelope and writing your car information on it. The envelopes are there, but no pen, and you need the exact amount ($6.00 for a car, $5 if you're over 62 years old).
The hike to the peak isn't very strenuous, but there are a couple of short spots at the end where you need to use caution as you'll be climbing over rocks which can be a bit slippery. Watch for the shiny quartz rocks - those are the slippery ones. The hike up and back takes about 45-60 minutes.
We also did the valley view trail, another 45 minutes, and also a fairly easy walk. Not much to see, but it's a nice walk through the trees.
There are a couple of more trails, but we didn't do them as it was getting late. If you want to walk all 4 trails plan on about 3 or 4 hours.
Take water and a picnic lunch - make a day of it. Great views from the top of the peak.
Watch out for poison oak - it's all over the place.
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