THE BEST PART: Lots of hilly single-track, little creeks in the winter, great hilltop views, meadows, very quiet

LEASHES: Not required

HAZARDS: backcountry has hunting in fall, rattlesnakes, poison oak, bears and mountain lions are occassionally encountered. Watch out for equestrians and bikers.

USER FAVORITES: Miener's Loop, 2.3 mi, moderate elevation gain, follows creek part way. Access road to Mule Mt loop has lovely glades, shaded, moderate elevation gain.