Undulating out and back with a little history. The parking area is reached by driving up to the summit of Hicks Road, where your hike starts at an altitude of 1400'. The first 0.5 miles takes you through a wonderful variety of habitat, begining under full cover, crossing a stretch of chaparral, then emerging into rolling grassy hills. About half way along, you will pass a very odd pointy rocky outcrop on your left. Things get interesting as you approach the rotary furnace. Note the bamboo and pampas grass left over from cultivated areas, and look for the "Hanging Tree" on your right. The rotary furnace itself is fenced off and is in bad shape, but still one of the most impressive structures in the park. You can turn back here, or continue past the furnace to make a short loop, which will give you great views all the way down to the Hidalgo cemetary.
Wildflower tip: You can find Common Phacelia amongst the boulders just past the furnace, and Yellow Sweet Clovers around the large pointy rock.