Photos from a May 2002 hike at Rockville Hills Community Park
(click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead
Entrance gate
Entrance gate
Rockville Trail
Rockville Trail
     Buckeye
     Blooming buckeye
     True babystars
     True babystars
     Purple clarkia
     Purple clarkia
Ascending
Ascending through oaks and buckeyes
Junction
Junction
Paved trail
Paved trail
Blue oaks along the trail
Blue oaks along the trail
Pretty little pink flower
Pretty little pink flower
View to the left
View, to the left, of the valley
Descending
Descending
     Linanthus
     Linanthus
Junction
Junction; continue straight
Gate and junction
Junction and gate
Split
Split -- go left
Split
Another split, once again stay left
Cave Trail
Cave Trail
     White brodiaea
     White brodiaea
The rocky trail
The rocky trail
Easy stretch
Easy stretch
Ascending
Ascending
Chickweed monkeyflower
Chickweed monkeyflower
Rocky
Rocky
Grassland on the sides of the trail
Grassland on the sides of the trail
Cave
Cave
Junction
Junction near the end of Cave Trail
Rocks
Rocks on the side of the trail
Valley
Through a valley
Junction
Junction with Rock Gardens Trail
Rock Gardens Trail
Rock Gardens Trail
Split
Split; stay to the right
Approaching the lake
Approaching Upper Lake
Upper Lake
Upper Lake
Along the lake
Along the lake
Junction
Junction
A signed junction in sight
A signed junction in sight!
Junction
Junction
Arch Trail
Arch Trail
Flowers
Flower assortment
Through grassland
Trail passes through oak and buckeye grassland
Larkspur
Larkspur
Arch Trail
Arch Trail
Woods
Wooded section
     Chinese houses
     Chinese houses
Junction
Junction
Mystic Ridge Trail
Mystic Ridge Trail
Pretty grassland plateau
Pretty grassland plateau
Along the ridge
Along the ridge
Split
Split; either leg is an option as both trails end at the fire road
     Mystic Ridge Trail
     Mystic Ridge Trail
     Owl's clover
     Owl's clover
View
View
Junction with fire road
Junction with fire road
Fire road
Descending on the fire road
View
View to Upper Lake
Junction
Junction, again
Another set of junction
Another set of junctions; continue straight
Fire road
On the fire road
Along the lake
Along the lake
Junction
Junction
Fire road
Still on the fire road
Junction
Junction
Rock outcrop
Rock outcrop, visible from Rockville Trail
Return
Returning, down Rockville Trail





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