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nálægt Zee Estates, California (United States)
As Acorn Creek Trail passes thru ARC land, you'll be delighted with the plant identifying signage that's been installed. I was quite thrilled to learn the names to the plants and trees I was walking thru.
There are two seasonal creeks to cross which can be flooded & impassable in heavy rains. Today they were both bone dry and we simply boulder hopped - no problemo.
The Acorn Creek Trail ascends to the ridge-line, then you turn left at the trail split onto the main trail. The trail makes an immediate steep and rocky descent. Trail can be silty & slippery or muddy & flooded depending on weather. Hiking poles strongly advised.
Rocky trail continues for a bit but once you reach Cronan Ranch land, the trails become nice. As you pass thru the gate onto Cronan Ranch, you'll also notice the trail name changes to SFT - South Fork Trail.
Trail is rated moderate but being in good hiking condition is a must. There are continuous ups'n'downs and some switchbacks. Some parts of the trail are full exposed and even on a cool day, it can heat up. Best for Fall, Winter, and Spring hiking - it would be unwise to do this trail in the summer heat.
River bed area at our turn-around point is EXTREMELY ROCKY and only the brave and/or confident should try getting close to the water. One slip or loss of balance would make for a bad day. I got pretty darn close to the water today, but truly, the rocks one must walk across are sketchy and I don't think it was the smartest thing!