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    5 days, 13 hours ago
    As with many trails, time of year and time of day can greatly change the trail and the experience but as far as local trails go, this one is solid year around... and right in my backyard. There are several options for shortening or lengthening it. Because of this I use it for relaxing hikes, trail runs, mountain biking and early pack training for the opening of backpacking season. Wildlife is abundant especially outside the heat of the day. I’ve experienced dozens of different birds including hawks, vultures and owls, snakes, coyotes, deer, skunks, raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, and even a small flock of abandoned chickens. The 2018 Woolsey Fire ripped through much of this area but that only left the soil ripe for new growth which is affluent in all directions. Scars are still evident but the downpours following the fires have accelerated recovery.
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    January of 2019, a few months after the Woolsey Fire. I've always thought the China Flat area was so beautiful, this micro-climate of oak forest among the grass and dry brush and the area was so devastated. But there was some green on a few of the oaks so I hope most will survive. I came up the King James Court entrance. There is a gate there but it is unlocked and there is a sign saying there are hazards. Most of the hazards, as it were, are right at the beginning where there are some temporary berms preventing erosion. Since the trail up is mostly rock I don't see a lot of slippage otherwise. I did see a large boulder in the trail at one point that came off a rock wall. There were many people on the trail and it was raining lightly and also some mountain bikers.
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