Route Indian Lodge > park road > Quail Trail > Indian Lodge Trail > Indian Lodge (Black Bear Restaurant)
First, don't follow my exact route!!! I recommend you do this trail in reverse, i.e., start behind the Black Bear restaurant to the Indian Lodge Trail and follow it to the junction of Quail Trail then head down hill to the park road and walk back to the Lodge.
My way got me lost! Finding the Quail trailhead was easy and the trail is very easy to see. You go up hill the vast majority of time until you locate the junction of the two trails. At that point, I followed either an older Indian Lodge Trail or, more likely, an animal trail. I was able to eventually blaze my own trail and connect to the Indian Lodge Trail but along the way, I had to do some serious rock climbing on the edges of some very narrow trails. Additionally, there were warnings of mountain lions and parts of the trail I was on, smelly strongly of C-A-T ! No cat was observed and it had rained the night before so it's possible an old scent was re-activated.
Nonetheless, the hike was enjoyable and I'm only sorry I didn't have the opportunity to do more hiking.
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