Photos from a May 2002 hike at Wilder Ranch State Park
(click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead
Junction
Junction: path to the right leads to Old Cove Landing Trail
Paved trail
Paved path leading to historical area
Junction
Junction: turn left
Cultural Preserve
In the cultural preserve
Farm
Cutting through the small farm and orchard
Tunnel
Tunnel under Highway 1
Kiosk
Information board
Fork
Fork: bear left
Wilder Ridge Loop Trail
Wilder Ridge Loop Trail
Nearly level
Nearly level stretch
Little pond
Little pond
     Brodiaea
     Brodiaea
Dip
Trail takes a dip
Junction
Junction with other end of the loop
Ascending
Ascending
About to head under tree cover
About to head under tree cover
Junction
Junction with Twin Oaks Trail
Twin Oaks Trail
Twin Oaks Trail
Climbing
Climbing through grassland
Scenic stretch
Particularly scenic stretch
Split
Split
In the woods
In the woods
Starflower
Starflower
Dense foliage along the trail
Dense foliage along the trail
Junction
Junction
Brief climb
Brief climb on Eucalyptus Loop Trail
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Approaching another part of the junction
Approaching another part of the junction
Junction part 2
Junction part 2
Paved
Brief respite from the junction madness
Shade
Shaded section
Approaching more junction madness
Approaching more junction madness
Turn left here
Turn left here
Fork
Fork: turn left
Narrow path
Narrow path
Junction
Junction: turn right
Wilder Ridge Loop Trail
Wilder Ridge Loop Trail
     Flowers
     Late spring flowers
Descending
Descending
Junction
Junction
Zane Gray Cutoff
Zane Gray Cutoff
Viewpoint
At a curve in the trail, a nice viewpoint
Descending
Descending
Pretty view east
Pretty view east
Golden brodiaea
Golden brodiaea
Shaded section
Brief stretch along a shaded creekbed
Junction
Junction
Wilder Ridge Loop Trail
Wilder Ridge Loop Trail
Flax along the trail
Loads of pale blue flax on the side of the trail
Trail curves around trees
Trail curves around a few tall trees
Short ascent
Short sandy ascent
     Yellow mariposa lily
     Yellow mariposa lily
View uphill to the north
View uphill to the north
     Fairy lantern
     Fairy lantern
Uphill
Another brief uphill stretch
Junction
Junction
Return
Return
Return
Return
Bobcat
Bobcat slipping through a fence near the historical area
 




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