Wildwood Park

With two waterfalls, scenic volcanic outcroppings, miles of shared-use for all levels of trail users, several pleasant picnic areas, and abundant open space, Wildwood Park is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the nearby city. There is also a rich history from prehistoric times through the golden age of Hollywood!

Trail Map

Hiking Preparedness

In addition to its diverse multi-use trail system across ridgelines and into lush valleys, Wildwood Park is rich in historic and archaeological resources, unusual geologic formations, and is home to a wide range of plant and animal life. Please note that some trails are only open to hiking. Please obey all trail use designations.

More than 250 plant species have been identified within the park. Plant communities include southern oak woodland, riparian woodland, chaparral, coastal sage scrub, desert scrub, California grassland, and freshwater marsh. Wildwood Park is perhaps best known for its spring wild-flower displays from January to June.

More than 60 species of birds, 37 species of mammals, and 22 species of reptiles and amphibians can be found here. Dense vegetation associated with oak woodlands creates ideal fawning conditions for the park’s mule deer population. Bobcats and coyotes also inhabit the park, and mountain lions are occasionally present.

Easy Hikes

  1. Stagecoach Bluff, Lizard Rock, Mesa Trail Loop
  2. Moonridge Trail, Paradise Falls, Two Springs Loop (2.9 miles)
  3. Indian Creek, Paradise Falls, Wildwood Canyon
  4. Fort Trail – Two Springs Trail Loop from Wildflower Playfield (2.4 miles)

Moderate Hikes

  1. Lizard Rock, Paradise Falls, Indian Creek Loop
  2. Moonridge, Lynnmere, Las Flores, Indian Creek Loop
  3. Santa Rosa Trail to the hills above CLU
  4. Santa Rosa Trail, Lower Butte Trail Loop (4.6 miles)
  5. Mount Clef Ridge Santa Rosa Loop (6.1 miles)
  6. Mount Clef Ridge – Lower Santa Rosa Trail to the “Train Yard”  (5 miles)
  7. Canyon Overlook Trail to Lizard Rock from Hill Canyon

Strenuous Hikes

  1. Wildwood Park to Hill Canyon
  2. Moonridge Trail, Lynnmere Trail, Indian Creek Loop
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