Photos from a January 2002 hike at Hidden Villa
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Trailhead
Trailhead
Visitor Center
Visitor Center
Split
Trail splits; either way is an option, but I went right
Nature Trail
Nature Trail
Meadow
A view across the meadow to the farm
     California bay
     California bay
Bear left
Bear left here and cross the parking lot
An information kiosk
Pick up the trail to the left of the information kiosk
Junction
Hostel Trail begins just past the Hostel
Hostel Trail
Hostel Trail
Woods
Trail initially climbs through woods
But then enters grassy chaparral
But then enters grassy chaparral
Silktassel
A silktassel shrub in full bloom
Silktassel
Silktassel
View
View northeast
Back in woods
Back in the woods, the trail ducks under some fallen California bays
View
View back downhill to the farm
More silktassel shrubs on the sides of the trail
More silktassel shrubs on the sides of the trail
Sloping meadow with buckeyes
Hostel Trail skirts a pretty sloping meadow dotted with buckeyes
Buckeye seeds
Buckeye seeds
Junction
Junction with Toyon Trail
Toyon Trail
Hostel Trail
View back
View back
Heading for a hilltop
Heading for a hilltop
Oak
An oak
View
View east
     Chamise
     Chamise
Toyon Trail
Hostel Trail
Approaching gate
Approaching gate and hilltop
View back
A view back
Squeeze around gate
A squeeze around the gate
On the ridge
Trail progresses on the ridge
Back
From this direction looking back, the gate frames a nice view
Scat
Scat, probably from a bobcat
Buckbrush
Buckbrush
Flat stretch
Flat stretch
Black Mountain
Black Mountain
View
View toward Duveneck Windmill Pasture
Toyon Trail
Hostel Trail
     Currant
     Currant
Cercocarpus
Cercocarpus
Not a junction
Not a junction; the trail curves left here
Through a buckeye
Trail passes right through a buckeye
Junction
Junction
Grapevine Trail
Grapevine Trail
Buckeyes on a hillside
Buckeyes on a hillside
View
View to Ewing Hill
Switchback
The trail takes a sharp turn
Junction
Junction with Adobe Creek Trail
Junction
Junction with Pipeline Trail
Bridge
Bridge
Adobe Creek Trail
Adobe Creek Trail
Bridge
Bridge
Junction
Junction
Junction
Junction with Bunny Creek Loop Trail
Gibralter Rock
Gibralter Rock
Bunny Creek Loop Trail
Bunny Creek Loop Trail
Trail curves awsy from the creek
Trail curves away from the creek
Unsigned split
Unsigned split; bear left
Bunny Creek Loop Trail
Bunny Creek Loop Trail
Split
Another unsigned junction; Bunny Creek Loop Trail heads uphill but I turned right
Unnamed trail
I decided to name this trail Cottontail Cutoff
Switchbacks
Switchbacks
Junction
Junction with Bunny Creek Loop Trail
Bunny Creek Loop Trail
Bunny Creek Loop Trail
Waterfall area
Waterfall area
     Waterfall
     Waterfall
Returning down Bunny Creek Loop Trail
Returning down Bunny Creek Loop Trail
Junction
End of Bunny Creek Loop Trail
Bridge
For a short distance you must walk on service roads
You'll pass the chicken and pigs
You'll pass the chickens and pigs
Junction
Junction; turn left
Approaching sheep pasture
Approaching the sheep pasture and vegetable garden
Returning along the farm road
Returning along the farm road
Returning to the trailhead
Returning to the trailhead





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