22 - Middle Drive East
Privacy can be hard to find in the eastern part of the park, making
this spot a gem. While being a bit hard to find, it offers a high
degree of privacy. Once there, you'll enjoy a large, flat area
surrounded by low bushes and ample sunshine for a cool day.
Take Middle Drive East heading east past the Academy
of Sciences (on your left). Park at the sign on your right for the De
Laveaga Dell AIDS Memorial Grove. There's a paved footpath that
parallels the road, and it is joined at this spot by another paved
path which heads back to the right and uphill. Take this second path
back about 75 yards, until the pavement ends and it becomes a dirt
Continue walking toward an obvious chain link fence.
About 10 feet before reaching the fence, look to the right and you'll
see a hard-to-reach path that you can get to by crawling under a
couple large fallen branches. Be grateful for this hassle, as it helps
insure your privacy at this place.
Go about 20-30 feet down this small path. The park's
maintenance yard is to the left on the other side of the fence. But
you can choose a place along this path where thick bushes fully
obscure this from your view.
19 - Metson Road
20 - Middle Drive West
21 - South Lake
- Middle Drive East