Photos from a September 2001 hike at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park
(click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead
Start at the other end of the equestrian parking lot
Start at the other end of the equestrian parking lot
Junction
Unsigned junction; bear right
Bigleag Trail skirts a vineyard near the park border
Bigleaf Trail skirts a vineyard near the park border
Mixed woodland
Mixed woodland on Bigleaf Trail
Bigleaf maple leaves
Bigleaf maple leaves
An old maple
An old maple on the side of the trail
Black oak leaves
Black oak leaves
     Autumn color
     Autumn color
The trail curves right and heads uphill
Under a maple tree, the trail curves right and heads uphill
Passing through oak territory
Passing through oak territory
Blue oak leaves
Blue oak leaves
Junction
Junction
Ridge Trail
Ridge Trail
Junction with closed trail
Junction with closed trail
Trail crests, then drops gently downhill
Trail crests, then drops gently downhill
Ridge Trail
Ridge Trail
View west
View west
Pretty oaks line the trail
Pretty oaks line the trail
Deer
Deer
Douglas firs contribute shade
Douglas firs contribute shade
Oregon oak
Oregon oak
     Madrone
     Madrone
Climbing through a dry area
Climbing through a dry area
Coyote brush
Coyote brush
Junction
Junction
Path to bench and viewpoint
Path to bench and viewpoint
View north
View north
Back at the previous junction
Back at the previous junction; this time head left
Ridge Trail
Ridge Trail
Shaded stretch
Shaded stretch
Climbing again
Climbing again, along the rocky trail
Junction
Junction
Pond Trail
Pond Trail
     Glimpse of Mount Saint Helena
 View to Mount St. Helena
Descending
These woods shelter shade-loving plants, and permit monkeyflower to bloom all the way through summer
A short pass through oaks and grassland
A short pass through oaks and grassland
Descending again
Descending again
View downhill
View downhill
A little valley comes into view
A little valley comes into view
Easy to miss junction
Easy to miss junction
Narrow trail
Narrow trail
Trees just starting to turn
Trees just starting to turn
Passing the pond
Passing the pond
Pond
Pond
View back toward the pond
View back toward the pond
Leaving the grassland
Leaving the grassland
Creekside Trail
Creekside Trail
Deciduous and evergreen trees shade the path
Deciduous and evergreen trees shade the path
Trailside rest stop
Trailside rest stop
     Maple leaves on the trail
     Bigleaf maple
Crossing a creekbed
Crossing a creek
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Gentle descent
Gentle descent
Near the park boundary
Near the park boundary
Creek and junction
Creek and junction
Returning to the trailhead
Returning to the trailhead





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