“This trail rises up from Descanso Creek to alpine fields.
— Russell Hobart
Birding — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Some loose rocks exist, but there's a pleasant, even rise on the trail.
Off of E Mesa Fire Road, you'll find the well-marked trail that begins just up road from where Lower Descanso Creek Trail
ends. The trail starts relentlessly uphill at a very even but not overwhelming incline. You slowly gain a commanding view of the creek and some of the open grasslands. After 1.5 miles just when the trail begins to flatten out, there is the well-marked Oakzanita Summit Trail
on the right that heads to the Oakzanita Summit which is probably why you're here anyway.
Deer, lizards, vultures, raptors, snakes, etc.