This segment of Nicholas Flat Trail provides an accessible route through the northern part of Nicholas Flat to Nicholas Pond. The trail passes through historic oak woodland and open fields on the trip down to the pond along Nicholas Creek. The trail has been graded to a be compliant with ADA specifications, including an overlook at Nicholas Pond and the crossings over the creek.
From the PCH, use the Leo Carrillo State Park entry near Mulholland Hwy. to access the southern end of the trail; there is limited parking at the north end of the trail, accessed by taking the PCH to Decker Road then left on Decker School Road. Continue on road until end; there is
one ADA parking space at trailhead and limited street parking.