|A Wee Hiker|
Heading up the fire road, stay to the right at the first fork and continue up several easy switchbacks. The next marker you'll see is a short green staircase, stay to the right again (once you are finally able to goad your toddler down from the stairs, of course!)
Here the incline gets a little steeper and soon you'll come to a wash with a very steep grade, this is the most difficult part of the hike, sure to get your blood flowing! To the left of the wash is a flat area with benches where we usually stop for a quick kid snack break. After you make it up the wash, it's a very relaxing walk through rolling hills and pine trees. Once the trail connects to another fire road, hitch a right and the pond will be a very short walk down a wide path.
There are boulders and benches, ducks and fish and even tales of the pond having its very own mystery monster!
Once back down from the trail, don't skip the Nature Center which has a beautiful coy fish pond, water play area, a short Butterfly Trail for toddler exploration and a gorgeous massive live oak for the kids to climb on!
|Have water, will play!|
As if that wasn't enough, simply ask one of the Center staff members and they will supply you and your babe with art supplies, so they can draw a picture of all the wondrous things they discovered!
|Nature Creations! Photo by Megan Flowers|
So much to explore, this park has it all!! How lucky we are to live in such a glorious place!