We took the ranch road as far as the kiosk, then turned left onto the Up and Down trail, then staying to the right twice to catch Hidden Valley Cutoff. Eventually, we hooked up again with U&D, to get down to the river proper.
4.1 miles per my Strava app, and a moving pace of a 20 minute mile average - just right!
Lots of flowers today, only one of which I managed to capture: one of the famous Yellow Flowers.
Great views of the green hillsides, some grayed over with invasive thistle plants.
One annoying landscape blight in the distance (taken with my little Canon point and shoot at max zoom) but we soon hiked to where we didn't notice it so much.
Some wildlife signs (turkey, here).
And some more pretty pictures to finish it off.