Over the years we have driven thru this area many times, and we have always looked up at the soft rolling hills. Walking these trails allowed us to look down on the road and the cars. A different perspective indeed.
The first part of the trail was pretty much a track through former cattle pastures. But assuming that cow pies don't last for years, we saw evidence that the area still hosts cattle on a regular basis.
The latter part of the trail was through mountainside country, so it was narrower and more rocky. If we had followed this trail to its end, we later learned that it ends up in the parking lot of the San Luis Obispo Costco!
We did meet a number of other hikers on the trail as well as a couple of joggers and mountain bikers. We were glad it was a midweek day. It must get quite hectic on weekends, and not nearly as pleasant a walk.
One of the better features of the trail was the really mature trees. This oak was magnificently wide.
This oak came partially uprooted quite some time ago. Despite having lost part of its root system and laying down on the job, it was still quite alive!
Some parts of the paths were enclosed and forestlike. I imagine on a hot day these stretches would be very welcome.
Other parts were wide open to the sky. On some parts of the path we could see the developments in the valley below.
As if to show that oaks didn't have a monopoly on laying down on the job, this sycamore had limbs on both sides of the trunk on the ground, helping support it!
Although we could have hiked five and a half miles on this trail, we decided three miles out and three back was enough for our old bodies. At the end the pedometer read 6.25 miles. Merikay really needed a nice soak in the pool when we got back to the RV park!