This loop trail begins and ends at Paso Picacho Campground. The walk is through meadows and dense forest, following a creek. Azaleas, columbines and tiger lilies bloom along this shady, cool stream. This is an intermediate 4 mile hike with an elevation gain/loss of up to 1000 feet.
(Descanso) From I-8 E, exit at CA-79. Turn left and go 2.6 miles. Turn left to stay on CA-79 and go 9.3 miles to the entrance of the Paso Picacho Campground on the left. Meet the Canyoneer host in the parking lot. Facilities. (GPS N32.960090, W116.580295)