Begin at the trailhead across from the parking area. The initial trail (Alpine Trail) is a steep step up with railroad ties to prevent erosion, but the trail afterwards is generally well graded. Almost immediately, the trail intersects with another. If you turn right, the trail narrows and will eventually become a single-track trail suitable only for carriers or backpacks. If you do not turn right, the trail remains wide and is suitable for a baby jogger or other large-wheeled stroller, though there will be some rolling hills to push that stroller up!
From the trailhead (Alpine Trail), turn right and climb a few steps to get to the fun, narrow Toyon Trail. Toyon Trail follows the West ridge of the open space, providing some nice views, a couple of benches along the way, and a couple of cute bridges.
You can follow Toyon Trail all the way to the end of the open space area, turning right to take Lake Trail down to Alpine Road, turning right on Alpine Road. Return along the smooth, paved, Alpine Road (just watch out for residents driving the road), with views of the creek generally to your left.