The other day I went about a hundred feet up a hiking trail in the Loma Linda hills, but it was too steep for me to continue walking with the bike. I decided the next time I came back to the park I would lock up my bike so I could walk to the top of the hill. So I do plan on going back to walk on that original trail, but right before I left the park I noticed there was another trail that I wanted to walk on. Today I went back to the park to explore this trail, and I discovered it was quite steep.
I grew up in the San Bernardino Mountains, and I have gone on hikes up sharp inclines inclines, but I have not been doing this type of hardcore hiking in the last few years. I am in pretty good shape because I walk and bike about five days a week, but this trail really demands a lot out of a hiker. I noticed a people probably walk their dogs up this steep trail since it was littered with dog poo, but I am guessing some of those dogs might be running up the hill off a leash because I had to focus on balancing myself on the trek up and down. My intention was to go to the very top of the hill, and I almost made it there, but became deterred as the trail became more precipitous. I might go back another time, but I think I would honestly prefer to try hiking on the other trail first. So I know I could get back into the more rigorous type of hiking by going up these trails a couple of times a week.
Here are some of the pictures I took during my little jaunt today.