TRAIL: Ecology Trail
LENGTH: 1.5 miles RT
DIFFICULTY: Easy with a few steep and slippery steps
Ecology
DESCRIPTION: This lovely, easy trail winds through the chaparral and in wet years is filled with wildflowers. In the winter, especially after a rain,  there may be a bit of water in a several small drainage canyons. These do not run year round. Animals seen in the area include Grey Fox, Deer and squirrels. This is a pleasant walk to take with seniors and children, especially if the steeper, upper portion of the trail is avoided. There are several benches in the shade which make pleasant stopping points, comfortable areas to read or just reflect.
For Trail map see: http://placerita.org/images/placerita_canyon_trail_map_pg1.jpg

HOW TO GET TO THE TRAILHEAD: Exit Hwy 14 at Placerita Cyn Rd. If you’re coming from the South, turn Right. If you’re coming from the North, turn Left on Placerita Canyon Road. Turn Right into Placerita Canyon Natural Area (marked by a wooden sign). Park. Trailhead is to the left of the building.