From the parking area, cross the road to the well marked Oak Cove Trail start.
Oak Cove Trail starts off flat as it goes through the grasslands of Calero County Park. After a short climb that reveals good views to the northeast, the trail is then relatively flat for the rest of its entire distance. To the right (northeast), the terrain is flat, providing unobstructed views of McKean Road in the distance. To the left, rise the wooded and grass hills of Calero County Park. After a short ways, Calero Reservoir comes into view ahead. At about the one mile mark, the trail reaches Calero Reservoir and above it, begins to follow its shoreline, providing great views of the reservoir.
As Oak Cove Trail runs beside the reservoir, the grass hills are wooded, primarily oak and California buckeye trees. A gradual U-turn, completed at the 2.3 mile mark, points the trail east as it follows Oak Cove and the creek valley that feeds into it. Deep in the grass and wooded hills of the park, the creek valley narrows and ends, as the trail does another U-turn at the 3.0 mile mark to cross the creek and head west. This side of the creek valley is more heavily wooded, and so nicely shaded.
At the 4.0 mile mark, Oak Cove Trail reaches the mouth of Oak Cove. The mouth of Cherry Cove is also here. Continuing in the woods, the trail turns left to wind around as it crosses a few seasonal creeks and follows Cherry Cove up to its source - Cherry Canyon Creek. At about the five mile mark, the trail descends gradually, crosses Cherry Canyon Creek, and ends at Cottle Trail
Wooded (primarily oak and California buckey trees) grass hills. Deer and turkeys. Spring wildflowers.