We parked at the trailhead, yes there is a big dip to bottom out the Mini! We hiked in as far as the Lake Clementine Access Trail.
The entire trail is lined with poison oak so watch your step and clean up properly upon arrival home. It's also very popular with bike riders. We had to stand off the trail often to let them ride by.
About 3/4 of a mile in there is a micro-climate change that comes with a panorama view.
We stopped and watched three turkey vultures with bald red heads that were sitting in a tree .