PG & E to Wildcat Canyon Trail to Deer Hollow Farm

Begin at the lower parking lot (not the main one), cross the bridge, and head uphill, following Coyote Trail. Continue about 0.6 miles until junction at the water tank, where the trail forks. Take the left-most fork that passes uphill very steeply through a new gate (these initial hills and gate are some of the most challenging obstacles of this route). Follow trail for 1.6 miles as you pass by several power towers along the South Ridge of the park, often ascending and descending short steep hills. At the clearly marked trail junction with Wildcat Canyon Trail, turn right and carefully head downhill. The beginning of this trail is steep with sharp switch-backs. This trail covers about 0.5 miles and leads to the valley floor and Deer Hollow Farm.

At the farm, take the wide road back towards the parking — it begins at the barn (with picnic tables inside) and passes the animal pens, then crosses a bridge before becoming paved and opening up into a meadow area, then curving right toward the main parking lot. The trail is clear and junctions are marked, so it should be easy to find your way back to parking.

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