Parking for Corral Creek Trail is available right off the exit of the nearby highway, with an off-street paved area available right next to the trail. When you and Fido first get on the trail, you'll notice a first steep section that climbs into an alpine forest by a short dirt trail. Once the incline ends and the trail begins to head north, it becomes more gradual and steady to walk on, widening by a foot as it cuts through the forests. This area is popular in the summer for mushroom hunting, and smaller forking trails lead off the main path to find them during the spring.
After a short distance, the trail begins to head away from the highway enough to where the noise fade, and actually enters a large grassy meadow, where wildflowers bloom throughout the spring and summer months. The trail widens even more to a double track, with the beautiful paintbrush, asters, lilies, and bluebell wildflowers present on both sides. Up until this point, the trail follows the Corral Creek to the foot of the mountain, before diverging off. At the final stretch of the hike, the trail takes another sharp incline as you begin to climb the side of the mountain before reaching the ridgeline to see a wonderful 360-degree view of the surrounding forests. After your short, but exciting hike, you can head down the mountain for a short run back to your car, which won't take long at all. Carry along water, clean up bags, and any other supplies you may need.
You and Fido will be sure to make plans to return to see all the amazing flowers, wildlife, and views of the area along this furbulous trail!