Friday, September 2, 2016

Friday Hike Day: Walnut Creek Park, San Dimas

This trail is also known as Walnut Creek Park

No restroom facility
Free parking
Kid/family friendly
Semi-stroller friendly
Dusty trail

This is an interesting trail. We parked at the equestrienne staging area, before the school of Buddhism. From the parking lot, we took the left trail entrance. It makes a quick stream cross then returns up to the road. The trail continues on the other side of the road.

There is another trail to the right and picnic tables. The tables were very dirty and dusty when we arrived, bring a towel or something to dust them off but they are under a nice shade canopy of trees.

Trail is dusty but features shady breaks from the sun. Even now, end of summer, there was water in the creek. Parts of the trail are uphill, feeling harder than it probably really is due to the sun exposure. We caught sight of a rabbit hopping across a dry brush area very quickly. That is always fun.

Yelp reviews stated there is a hidden rope swing somewhere along the trail...we didn't find it. Maybe you will?

This is a multi-use trail...used by horses and their riders. From the equestrienne staging area parking lot, it leads up to a main road. There you will find another very small parking lot, nice view and a couple picnic tables. However, it is full sun, be prepared. Across the road from that parking lot the trail continues but it appeared to be a horse trail. It was already hot and that trail has no shade so we did not explore any further.

We turned around and headed back down the way we came. 

This trail is semi-stroller friendly due to the uphill incline, stream crossings and some rocky points along the trail. But a rugged, jogging stroller might work for the more ambitious parents. Otherwise a back-pack child carrier would be fine.

See you next week!

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