Easy

4 miles

Mitchell Canyon Nature Trail

DESCRIPTION:  This route follows Mitchell Creek and is extremely popular in

the spring and early summer when wildflowers are abundant. There are ten

identified stops following the Mitchell Canyon Trail Guide that can be obtained at

the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. The route begins within an oak savanna woodland

and then enters a riparian community. The shaded north exposures are alive with wildflowers in the spring. Watch for the California quail and butterflies as well. You may alter a portion of your return by following the Globe Lily Trail, which parallels Mitchell Canyon Road to the west between Red Road and Black Point Trail, and offers a modest elevation gain and provides wider vistas.

DISTANCE
DIFFICULTY

See map, below

TRAILHEAD KEY

3

TRAILHEAD:

Mitchell Canyon

TRAIL STATISTICS:

This walk follows the Mitchell Canyon - Back Creek Loop (above) for the first two miles where the trail begins climbing by switchback up to Deer Flat. At the point where the climb begins, turn and retrace your walk.

About 4-mile hike with a 500-foot elevation gain

RATING:

Easy

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