What To Expect: The hike is about 12 miles round trip following mostly ranch roads. It makes a large loop starting near the coast following one side of El Capitan Canyon up into the hills and then returning back along the opposite side of the canyon.
What To Expect: From the ranch gate the trail follows the main road turning inland and heading up into Quemado Canyon. At about the 2.5 mile mark the trail branches forming a loop up into the mountains.
Trail Rating: Easy at the beginning, but steep in places as you head into the mountains.