Forgotten Valley, tucked away in Golden Gate Canyon State Park is really a breathtaking place. This adventure takes you to an old homestead on a small lake nestled in the mountains.
Start at the Burro Trailhead and take it a little more than a half mile until it meets up with the Mountain Lion trail. Take a left on this trail and the homestead will be in a little less than a mile.
Secluded and serene, you can sit on the swings on the porch of the house, built in 1876, and imagine what it was like to live there more than a century ago. The ruins of the stable and chicken house lie on a path behind the house. The entire homestead is beautiful and offers a great spot for photography.
This is an easy trail and a great one to bring the whole family! This does lie within Golden Gate Canyon State Park, so be sure to have a pass or buy a daily pass. There are miles of gorgeous trails within the park if you would like a more challenging adventure. For a trail map of the park, click HERE!
Enjoy basking in the sun on a swing on the porch of a house built in 1882.
The homestead and gorgeous small pond in front offer spectacular photo opportunities. Arriving before sunrise usually ensures a calm lake for some great reflection photos.
This is a state park, so make sure to either have a pass, or there are places to pay along multiple parking areas along the trailhead road. The parking lots are a bit small, so you may want to get there early especially on weekends!