There is a mixture of terrains here: sage scrub, chaparral, and oak woodland.
There are some amazing views of the valley with its ranch. The ranch dates to the 1930s. Martha's grove is named for a ranger who died rather young.
Trails are also used by equestrians. Note the signs at start indicate some trails are one way only.
The trail is quite popular with mountain bikers. The first part of the trail is one-way, mainly going downhill on a really rough trail. We saw 5 bikers in the 2.5 hours that we were there .
To Goodan Ranch Staging Area: 16281 Sycamore Canyon Road, Poway, CA 92064
Directions from the west:
Interstate 15 to Poway Road (east)
Right (east) at Garden Road
Right (south) at Sycamore Canyon Road
Sycamore Canyon Road terminates at the Goodan Ranch Staging Area
Directions from the east:
Highway 67 to Poway Road (west)
Left (east) at Garden Road