Rowland Heights Loop Trail - Desire Ave Connector

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for 04/18/2019
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This short trail segment runs directly through two residential neighborhoods. The Rowlands Heights Loop Connector is ideal for pedestrian use and is highly exposed. This trail should only be accessed during daylight hours as there is no lighting along the trail even though it is in a residential neighborhood.

From the 60, head south on Fairway Dr. Stay on Fairway Dr. which will eventually become Brea Canyon Cut off Road. Turn right on to Balan Rd. The trail is just after Pepperdale Rd. on the right. Parking is available along the street unless specified otherwise.

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Name: Rowland Heights Loop Trail - Desire Ave Connector
Length: 0.15 miles
Elevation Gain: 23 feet
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What You Might See

California Ground Squirrel
Otospermophilus beecheyi
Acorn Woodpecker
Melanerpes formicivorus
American Badger
Taxidea taxus
American Crow
Corvus brachyrhynchos
American Kestrel
Falco sparverius
American Peregrine Falcon
Falco peregrinus
Bigleaf Maple
Acer macrophyllum
Black Mustard
Brassica nigra
Black Sage
Saliva mellifera
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Archilochus alexandri
Black-tailed Jackrabbit
Lepus californicus
Lynx rufus
Burrowing Owl
Athene cunicularia
California Black Walnut
Juglans californica
California Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum
California Coffeeberry
Frangula californica
California Dodder
Cruscuta californica
California Fuchsia
Epilobium canum
California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica
California Quail
Callipepla californica
California Sagebrush
Artemisia californica
California Scrub Jay
Aphelocoma californica
California Sycamore
Platanus racemosa
California Tarantula
Aphonopelma sp.
Adenostoma fasciculatum
Coast Horned Lizard
Phrynosoma blainvillii
Coast Live Oak
Quercus agrifolia
Coast Patch-nosed Snake
Salvadora hexalepis
Coastal Cactus Wren
Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus sandiegensis
Coastal California Gnatcatcher
Polioptila californica
Coastal Whiptail
Aspidoscelis tigris stejnegeri
Cooper's Hawk
Accipiter cooperii
Canis latrans
Coyote Brush
Baccharis pilularis
Ferruginous Hawk
Buteo regalis
Greater Roadrunner
Geococcyx californianus
Hollyleaf Cherry
Prunus ilicifolia
Indian Paintbrush
Castilleja gleasoni
Laurel Sumac
Malosma laurina
Lemonade Berry
Rhus integrifolia
Long-eared Owl
Asio otus
Lupinus albifrons
Mexican Long-tongued Bat
Choeronycteris mexicana
Monkey Flower
Mimulus aurantiacus
Artemisia douglasiana
Mule Deer
Odocoileus hemionus
Narrow-leaved Milkweed
Asclepias fascicularis
Pacific Rattlesnake
Crotalus viridis
Pallid Bat
Antrozous pallidus
Plummer's Mariposa Lily
Calochortus plummerae
Poison Oak
Toxicodendron diverisloba
Purple Sage
Salvia leucophylla
Red Tail Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis
Rosy Boa
Charina trivirgata
Silvery Blue
Glaucopsyche lygdamus
Southern California Rufous-Crowned Sparrow
Aimophila ruficeps canescens
Striped Skunk
Mephitis mephitis
Sugar Bush
Rhus ovata
Summer Holly
Comarostaphylis diversifolia
Heteromeles arbutifolia
Turkey Vulture
Cathartes aura
Western Grey Squirrel
Sciurus griseus
White Sage
Salvia apiana
White-tailed Kite
Elanus leucurus