River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers
Somewhat steep and uneven surfaces, but lots of families do it
Need to Know
Dogs must be on leash December 1st to June 30th.
This is a mixed use trail that is very popular with mountain bikers. Be sure to share the trail.
This area lacks official maps, only has a few signs, and is covered in informal trails and private property. It's open so it's hard to get properly lost, but be careful and takethe Hiking Project mobile app
This is a popular and frequently crowded trail that starts just through an opening in the fence along Old Hwy 8 and the Old Ranch Road Trail #4426
(aka the Jeep Trail). You'll be climbing up the western edge of the Labyrinth scab land more-or-less following a seasonal creek. You'll pass the Little Maui Hidden Canyon Connector
Trail and start climbing. After a climb Little Maui Falls will come into view at the west end of a switchback (a few small wet-season waterfalls). You'll also pass through some oaks which provide the only shade on the trail. Eventually the trail does a very large switchback to the east before crossing Little Maui Creek and ending at the Old Ranch Road Trail #4426
Note: many of the turns have two options, a banked one for mountain bikers and another "for" hikers. This is useful for letting everyone pass without stopping.
Flora & Fauna
Be mindful of rattlesnakes and ticks. Horned lark are ground nesting birds common to the area. Tons of wildflowers during spring.
Shared By: Karl W