It's kind of strange to be in this park as the parking lot area and paved road to the trails used to be a riding stable called Rivendale. I spent many-a-Sunday growing up at horse shows hosted by Rivendale. There isn't a trace of the stables anymore, which is odd.
On the Canyon View Loop trail looking at the Towsley View Loop Trail.
I still can't get over how green it is right now. We had 2-3 more days of night rain this past week, which is making the color last longer and the wild flowers bloom. Soon enough it will be yellow and brown, but right now it is breath taking.
Looking down at the Towsley Lodge which was once owned by the Rivendale Ranch. It is now used for parties and events.
Once reaching the top of the loop and ready for the descent, we headed in the direction of the 5 (Golden State) Freeway which, in this area, runs right through the mountains. The other side of the freeway is the general area of where we were earlier in the week.
The color and wildflowers were so pretty along the descent. There were even a lot of California Poppies (our state flower), but most of them were closed up for the day due to the waning sunlight and wind.