Frog Pond Trail is a dog-friendly path in the Cache Creek Regional Park. The regional park offers access to both the Cache Creek Natural Area and Cache Creek which are managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Therefore, before you get to Frog Pond Trail, you will already have began to experience a pawsome environment around you that is characterized by pine and oak woodlands, meadow, and grassland terrain as well as the riparian zone along cache creek.
When you get to the Cache Creek Lower Day Use Parking area, you can find the Frog Pond Trail by first finding Rayhouse Road/Road 40 just across the parking area. Walk down this road and cross the low-water bridge over Cache Creek until you see a barn and a stone house. At this point, you will see a sign for the Frog Pond Trail (at the trailhead) about a tenth of a mile past the stone house.
Once you find your way to the Frog Pond Trail, you will find a five-mile partial loop that forms one of the finest, short hikes in the area. The hike offers a mild climb with a few steep areas, perfect for beginner and intermediate hikers and their furry friends.
Along the route, you will get furtastic views of Glascock Mountain, Cortina Ridge, and the spectacular Blue Oak woodlands. The trail got its name from a small spring fed mountain pond along the trail that is the habitat to thousands of very large frogs that live in and around its shores. Since the trail and its environs can get to temperatures as high as 100 degrees in the summer, some people have been known to take a dip in the pond along with their tail-wagger. In other seasons of the year including spring, temperatures in the area can get to well below freezing.
When in the park and along Frog Pond Trail, you should ensure that your pooch is always attended to and on a leash. It is also wise to bring with you some drinking water for both you and Fido as drinking water is not available in the park, as well as clean up bags.
If you want to zone out of the hustle and bustle of the city, then Frog Pond Trail is the perfect place to get an unfurgettable experience and enjoy an afternoon or morning hike with your pooch.
Some roads in the area can only be accessed through walking, bikes or horseback. Plan your hiking trip carefully if you want to enjoy and get the most out of the trail in safety.