Going for a hike with the pooch is a great way to spend the day in Loma Linda, California. The Hulda Crooks Jedi Trail is a loop of a little over six miles that is dog furiendly, and featurs a lot of critters and wildflowers. You can park in the Hulda Crooks Park parking lot and start on Mountain View Avenue and, if it is a weekend of nice weather, you are most likely not going to be the only ones there. In fact, it can get pretty crowded with the mountain bikers since the trail is like a roller coaster for them.
This moderate trail gains about 1,026 feet of elevation with switchbacks and lots of hills and valleys, canyons and dips. The trail is all dirt and grass with no trees for cover, so bring your sunscreen and a hat. There are also plenty of green meadows and prairies full of vibrantly colored wildflowers such as desert poppies, lupines, canterbury bells, thistles, clover, lotus, fiddlenecks, gumweed, dandelions, daisies, bluebonnets, and flax.
You and Fido will also likely see some wildlife along the way, and since this is bear country, you need to be careful, especially if you have food. Other critters you may come across are squirrels, coyotes, foxes, rabbits, birds, and waterfowl. There is no shortage of gorgeous areas where you and your little buddy can take some furrific selfies for your Facebook page or scrapbook.
The Hulda Crooks Park itself has several different park spaces and playgrounds, but the most important one for your furry friend is going to be the dog park on the corner of Beaumont Avenue and Mountain View Avenue right off the last mile of the trail. There’s a large dog and small dog area, water, and agility equipment. You can relax on a bench here while your canine kid runs out that last bit of energy before the end of your hike.
For a furrific adventure with your pup, check out the Hulda Crooks Jedi Trail today!