Starting off from the Fire Access Road
, Stanwood greets runners with a short climb up through an open area, followed by a somewhat steep descent as the trail winds back into the trees. The second half of the trail will give you a good workout as you have a steady half-mile ascent to connect back to the Fire Access Road
. While the trail is very manageable, it is a little bit more challenging than the other trails in Parma Park due to the slightly steeper grades.
Chaparral, oak woodland, riparian forest, coastal sage scrub, and remnant patches of native grassland.