The Antonovich Connector Trail is a short piece of pathway leading hikers and their dogs from East Puente Street to the Antonovich Trail and the Walnut Creek Community Regional Park in San Dimas, California. Even though it is less than a mile in length, the well-maintained pathway is important to all those who want to reach the main Antonovich Trail without having to go to either of the trailheads, which are both three miles from the Connector Trail.
Although it is not paved, the natural dirt trail is so well trampled that you could probably get a wheelchair or stroller through here. The trail is used by mountain bikers and horseback riders as well, so be aware and alert on your walk. Keep Fido on a leash and under control at all times. If you plan on continuing onto the main Antonovich Trail, be sure to bring water and snacks for your walk.
Most of your walk will be shaded by the large sycamores, maples, oaks, and walnut trees along the path. You will even cross over a small creek about halfway down the trail. This part of the path is thick with colorful flowers like lupine, monkey flower, purple sage, Indian paintbrush, lilacs, and poppies. Another perk of this natural area is the amount of wildlife you can see on this trail.
During the day, you will likely come across the Western grey squirrel as well as the California ground squirrel, rabbits, goats, and even the Los Angeles pocket mouse, which is not typically seen anywhere else. In the evening you may see some coyotes, foxes, raccoons, and owls. There is a multitude of feathered critters as well such as the scrub jay, kestrel, crows, acorn woodpeckers, hummingbirds, and different varieties of finches and wrens.
No matter what time of year you take this trail, you are likely to see something new every time so you will have to come back often.