Short out-and-back to a picnic table. Three trails leave the Mockingbird parking lot; take the narrow New Almaden Trail. The first 0.1 miles is uphill to the crossing of the Hacienda trail. Head down and along the narrow trail over the small wooden bridge. Between April and May, the next half mile has some of the finest wildflowers you will see anywhere. Like much of the New Almaden trail, this section cuts in and out of canyons as it rises and falls moderately. Cross a small stream to the picnic table.
Wildflower tip: Look for blankets of Chinese Houses along the banks, along with numerous Baby Blue Eyes on the left side about half way along the trail. Sharp-eyed hikers may even spot the beautiful Wind Poppy on the right side of the trail.