1.6 miles, 1 hour or less
If you are looking for an easy hike with great views of the lake and a wonderful introduction to the area's plants and animals this is the hike for you. As you walk along the trail look out for the many interpretive stops, each of which explain an important element that helps make up this wonderful area. Learn about the Galls on the giant oak trees, creatures of the night, native birds, acorns, scrub jays, and a lot more.
This hike has parking lots on each end and a scenic picnic area at the trailhead where you can enjoy lunch as you look out on the lake from the comfort of the shade.