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A more challenging trail, about two miles round trip. This trail has a few short, steep sections and is high and narrow in some places. Not recommended for anyone who has vertigo or problems with heights. It includes an elevation gain, and then loss, of about four hundred feet over its course. From the gift shop, take the cross over road and then walk up the canyon past the date grove. At the top of the canyon, turn right and walk down the flood levee, then up onto the spine of the small hills directly in front of the of you. To your right there will be a spectacular view down the length of China Ranch, and to your left a small slot canyon incised into the soft clay sediments by intermittent flash floods. Follow the ridge all the way to its end, then cross the lower date grove to get back to the gift shop.