Head in through the gate, up the short trail and into the picnic area. This will serve as the trail head, shade, and a nice place to have lunch.
The picnic tables are under cover which really helps on those hot days. There is also an outhouse located nearby.
Just north of the picnic benches is an informational billboard outlining the park, Arthur Ripley himself, vegetation and local animal life.
This park is crisscrossed with animal trails through the scrub. Please stay on the main trails to reduce erosion and human impact. It'll also keep you, the kids, and the dog out of trouble! Local animals include: quail, roadrunners, king snakes, rattlesnakes, kangaroo rats, coyotes and ground squirrels. Most of the trails were created by both black-tailed and cottontail rabbits.