The Hike: Hidden Valley Trailhead to the Adobes (via Coyote Trail, Trans Preserve Trail, and Ranch Road; returning on Ranch Road to Hidden Valley Road)
Vague Location: Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve
Distance: ≈4 miles
Additional Information: There is a visitor center and additional maps located at the trailhead. The cost is $3/per adult, $2/per child, and $1/per dog. (Although, dogs are not allowed on these particular trails.) They stamped our hands at the trailhead to show that we paid. I found that to be a little weird.
California Poppies, Shooting Stars, Lupines and a few other wildflowers that I could not identify were seen along the way. At the start of the hike I was told that I would have to look for the flowers; but it turned out that I didn’t have to look very hard.
This hike was taken on March 31, 2013.