Ohlone, Hidden Springs Trails June 5, 2008
The following pictures were taken during
hikes on June 5, 2008 at noon and in the evening. They show the
conditions of part of the Ohlone and Hidden Springs Trails. The noon
hike started at the park entrance on Bernal Road, followed the Ohlone
Trail to the Hidden Springs Trail, and ended just before the Hidden
Springs Trail ascends and turns down into the Pueblo Area. The evening
hike started at the service road entrance behind the Santa Teresa Golf
Course Driving Range, and followed the Ohlone Trail to the Nature Trail.
Approaching the Ohlone Trail
Access trail to the Ohlone Trail from
Coyote Alamitos Canal
Causeway crosses the Coyote-Alamitos
Canal leading to the junction between the upper and lower parts of the
The Upper Ohlone Trail
The start of the Ohlone Trail leading
uphill, paralleling Bernal Road.
Bicyclist on Bernal Road,
hikers on the Coyote-Alamitos Canal (technically trespassing on Water
The trail goes in and out of oak
The trail is slightly out-sloped on
the hillsides to allow water to flow across it in sheets, rather than
the down the middle and forming trenches.
Bicyclist heading down the trail.
Brush and grass have been cleared
from the sides of the trail.
Trail leading downhill into a cool
Crossing the Old Bernal Road
pavement. A groove channels the water from Hidden Springs across the
Trail leading uphill just past Old
Bernal Road. It is slightly entrenched as it goes up the hill.
Bicyclist heading uphill. The trail
is slightly eroded.
Last part of the Ohlone Trail before
the Hidden Springs Trail junction.
Hidden Springs Trail
The shady part of the Hidden Springs
Trail near the hidden spring.
The Hidden Springs Trail approaching
Old Bernal Road. The trail is a double-track, but the clear area is
The Hidden Springs Trail just past
Old Bernal Road. Thistles have been cleared from the left side of the
Thistles growing on the edge of the
Hidden Springs Trail, with budding thistles popping up in the middle of
The Hidden Springs Trail just before
the uphill climb and the right turn to the Pueblo Area. This is the
Looking back at the thistles on the
trail, just above Old Bernal Road.
Lower Ohlone Trail
Service road gate behind the Santa
Teresa Golf Course Driving Range. The road leads to the Ohlone Trail.
For a short distance, the Ohlone
Trail is a double-track road leading to the Coyote Peak Trail.
The start of the single-track Ohlone
Trail after it branches west off the Coyote Peak Trail.
The trail drops down into a small
gully past stands of poison oak.
The trail goes through a cool oak
As the trail emerges from the woods,
grass and weeds narrow it.
The trail ascending a hill has been
eroded into a trench.
As the trail ascends another hill, the trail has some erosion-caused
entrenchment. It has water bars to divert the rainwater off the trail.
A bicyclist passes by on the trail.
Until last year, the trail was closed to bikes.
The trail has become very narrow due
to grass and wild mustard.
More grass and mustard.
Thick stands of poison oak surround
The trail is narrow and entrenched as
it goes downhill.
The trail passes by more tall grass
The trail in a relatively clear area
just before the Nature Trail.
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Created by Ronald Horii, June 5, 2008