The trails are open year-round but can get muddy (or snowy) in places during the winter.
The trails are used by hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians, so please observe proper trail etiquette. A few trails are reserved for mountain biking (these are usually signed as such), so please don’t hike on these.
There are no potable water sources in the park or along the trails – be sure to bring plenty of your own.
Need to Know
There are no fees to use this park. There are 7 designated parking areas throughout the park, each with room for 5 to 12 cars. They are located near clusters of trail heads. Some have chemical toilets but most have no amenities beyond a parking space. Very useful paper trails maps are sometimes available at the parking area kiosks but can also be obtained online.
This relatively new trail provides a nearly level connection between The Grotto Trail
and the head of Jackson Creek. Using it allows you to avoid climbing up from Jackson Creek. This trail leaves The Grotto Trail
just past the Grotto and contours along above Jackson Creek through a madrone forest for almost a mile before ending at a junction with the upper ends of the Jackson Creek Nature Trail
and the upper end of the Jackson Ridge Trail
. It also provides access to Sofie's Trail
. It's particularly useful if you want to limit elevation changes while doing a loop around the park.
Flora & Fauna
Watch out for ticks in the spring, rattlesnakes (rare) in the warmer months, and poison oak all year-round. Consider these nuisances if you're tempted to let your dog off-leash (which is actually not permitted in the park).
Shared By: BK Hope