Winter Green Trails
Calero County Park
|View of Los Cerritos Pond from Figueroa Trail.|
|View of hillside oaks lining the trail..|
|Trail is fairly level through woodlands for a little over a mile.|
|Entrance to the Javelina Loop trail.|
|Distant view of Cherry Cove.|
|Trailside native fern, fungus, and young oak tree.|
|The Javelina Trail loop is approximately 2.5 miles.|
|A favorite view on the way to Fish Camp.|
|Fish Camp includes a wildlife viewing platform, picnic tables,
hitching posts and a water trough.
|First time trail users reaching this spot might want to retrace their steps.|
|Javelina Trail Loop makes a steep climb after leaving the pond and then winds
for nearly 2 miles through rugged and at times, steep trails through woodlands.
|In contrast, it's a fairly level .7 mile walk back to the Javelina,
Figueroa, and Pena Trails junction.
|Through some of the prettiest scenery in the park.|
|At the 3-trailhead junction, the Pena Trail climbs .4 mile to a high ridge.|
|It's a steep climb and can be exhausting on hot summer days.|
|Ridge top views make the climb worthwhile.|
|View east below the summit of the Pena Trail.|
|Midway down, the Pena Trail passes the trail marker for the Vallecito Trail Cutoff.|
|Trail very steep in places -- but at least it's downhill.|
|View east along the Pena Trail as it nears the Los Cerritos Trial junction.|
|Distant view of Cinnabar Hills Golf Course through the branches of a winter-bare oak.|
|Well traveled stretch of the Los Cerritos Trail.|
|A favorite and much photographed pair of hillside oaks.|
|Nearing Los Cerritos Pond.|
|Give yourself 2.5 hours to follow the 4.9-mile trail route pictured here.
(I'm slow... and often stop to take pictures.)
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