Mini Family Hike: Buck Ridge Trail

Hey there! It has been a while since my last post, but this week, I am excited to say that there are a few interesting trails I would like to share with you all.

Buck Ridge Trail is located in Hansley Lake. It is roughly 30 mins from Fresno. The trail is 3.1 miles and it can be completed in 1 hour. I took my toddlers out to try the Buck Ridge Trail and we did not get to far into the trail. My toddlers were distracted from the dirt, grass and rocks. It was amazing to see they are learning from everything they saw.

Maybe in my future group hikes, I can take them to try this trail. I’m sure they will love it.

Happy Hiking!

Mini family hike to Blue Oak Trail

This weekend I wanted to take the time to spend a beautiful memory with my two toddlers. We went to Millerton Lake State Recreation Area: South Shore Area. It is roughly 20 miles from Fresno. There was an entrance fee of ten dollars.

It was the prefect day to spend quality time with families and friends. The recreation was full of people and the water level was moderately high. I water was perfect for the girls to swim. They didn’t want to get out. They had so much fun.

After their swim, we did a short hike to Blue Oak trail. According to All Trails.com, Blue Oak trail is roughly 6.3 miles out and back. Now hiking with toddlers, there is a limit for them to hike until they wanted to be held. We hiked a total of 1/2 a mile round trip to the trail head.

The trail was decent for them to hike on. There were a few ditches we had to watch out for and the trail is right along the lake with a sheer drop in certain areas. The wild flowers were beautiful. My girls can’t help it, but to hand picked them. The sunset was also amazing.

In any event, I hope one day I would complete this trail with a few girls of mine and review this wonderful trail that is 20 minutes from town. I think it would be fun to enjoy the view of the lake before the temperature rises to the nineties.

Happy Hiking!

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Frog Pond Wetland Preserve Trail Review

Hello! It has been a while since my last post. My weekend was filled with fun, exciting and great family adventure. This time we took our children to the Monterey Aquarium, relaxed at our vacation home that I participated in the Airbnb at Seaside, hiked a short trail at the preserve and ended our trip at the beach near Fisherman’s Warf.

In this blog, I want to review the hiking trail that I took my family and it is at the Frog Pond Wetland Preserve that is located in Seaside, California. The Preserve is part of the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District.

The Frog Pond Wetland Preserve has a few short trails that are easy for everyone. The trail was easy for my toddlers. Fresh forest scent and morning spring filled the air. Amazing growing horsetail are on the verge of blooming, wild flowers are beautiful, and a few plants that looked scary are not touched. There were large vines crawled up an old tree and tall vast trees goes up above our heads. The scenery were beautiful. My favorite was the walk through of the trees. It’s so nice and magical. I’m so glad we came early in the season before mosquito show up, otherwise we’ll be food to them.

I would recommend this trail to anyone who loves preservation and wildlife education or just a short easy hike. Until my next hike, let me know where you hike to in the comments below. I would love to know where you went.

Happy Hiking!

 

Easter Family Hike to Wildlife Management Area in West Eastman Lake

Happy Easter to everyone! Today we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, included an egg hunt with my toddlers and a short hike at Eastman Lake in Madera County.

I want to review our short family hike at the Wildlife Management Area. The hike ended in 20 mins due to the difficulty of the trail for my toddlers. The trail started off easy, but as soon as we reached a steep trail, we were having a difficult time to climb it. So we turned back and figured it was not a great trail for toddlers.

However, the scenery was beautiful. Green grass, wild flowers bloomed all over the vast foothills. It was wonderful to capture the moment. This trail is great for group hikes. I’m thinking of leading one soon.

All in all, thanks for reading until my next hike.

Happy Hiking!

Kaweah Oaks Preserve: Elderberry Trail Review

After a week long of rain shower, it was a great idea take my toddlers and infant out for a family day hike for the very first time. I thought, what could go wrong taking my two toddlers and infant to a day hike? Maybe try it and find out how it goes. I do not want to go anywhere that is difficult and long. Especially going with toddlers and infant. So we went to Kaweah Oaks Preserve that is located near Visalia. We hiked on Elderberry trail. It’s so beautiful. It was very green after the rain. It was easy for my toddlers until we reached a fallen tree. I had to helped them climbed over it. They were so cute and adorable.

The down side of the hike was that both my toddlers were exhausted by the end of the trail. Unfortunately, we did not bring a stroller. We had to carry them both back to our vehicle, but who knew that a family day hike would be so fun! I love it and I can not wait to do more family day hikes with them.

Until next time, happy hiking!