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The entrance to Wunderlich County Park is not easily visible- there is a small brown park sign and blue call box sign to look out for when you are heading west on Woodside Road but when you are heading east, you can easily miss the entrance so drive slowly. Turn into the park road, drive up the small hill and cross the bridge. You will come to a medium sized dirt parking lot where there is a large portable toilet and a water fountain nearby the parking lot.
Entrance to the park Parking lot
Restroom and drinking water
There is a good sized equestrian parking area that would fit four to five trailers if they are aligned efficiently.
These pictures are taken from a four mile loop with an approximately 1000 foot elevation change. Start out on the Alambique Trail and head up to Alambique Flat (about two miles). The trail is mostly shady with many Redwood and a few Eucalyptus trees.
Alambique trailhead Shady trail
Redwoods Purple wildflowers
Redwood covering Logs by the trail
Shell of an old redwood tree
Bench for a short rest and views of the valley
Keep heading straight to stay on the Alambique trail (Meadows trail is on your right). There are many wildflowers along the trail in the springtime.
Keep straight at the fork in the trail
The trail heads gradually up but has one steeper point before you get to the intersection of Alambique and Oak trails. There are some open parts of the trail along the way for sunshine.
Sunny part of the trail
Powder blue wildflowers
Once you reach the intersection of the Alambique and Oak trail, you will be at an elevation of about 1000 feet. The picture below is where you bear right to go on the Oak Trail and head back down to the parking lot or bear left to stay on the Alambique trail if you want to go to for a longer hike and to higher elevation. After about one half of a mile, you will reach another fork in the road- bear right to use the Meadow trail to link back to the Alambique Trail and head to the parking lot. Otherwise bear left to take a longer hike and head to Salamander and Redwood Flats.
Intersection of Alambique & Oak trails Bear right onto Meadow trail
Open, grassy areas