Plant Trail Guide to Knickerbocker Canyon

MileS#id?Common NameLatin Name#here#all
0.00   Begin guide at the trailhead 0.95 miles after the beginning of the dirt road 2N08, heading south, at elevation 7320 feet (2230 m).
0.00b1 threadleaf common rabbitbrushChrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. consimilis20 / 24
0.00b2 pinegrove gayophytumGayophytum oligospermum / 6
0.00l3 beaked penstemonPenstemon rostriflorus50 / 911
0.00b4 Davidson's lotusLotus nevadensis var. davidsonii10 / 27
0.00b5 Martin's paintbrushCastilleja applegatei ssp. martinii50 / 514
0.00l6 green-leaf manzanitaArctostaphylos patula50 / 912
0.00l7 hoary-asterMachaeranthera canescens var. canescens50 / 93
0.00l8 Parish's buckwheatEriogonum parishii10 / 23
0.00l9 Grinnell's beardtonguePenstemon grinnellii var. grinnellii5 / 515
0.00b10 California needlegrassAchnatherum occidentale ssp. californicum10 / 15
0.00b11 mountain whitethornCeanothus cordulatus50 / 914
0.00r12 western wallflowerErysimum capitatum ssp. capitatum99 / 916
0.00r13 blue elderberrySambucus mexicana2 / 239
0.01r14 Fendler's blue grassPoa fendleriana ssp. longiligula99 / 93
0.01r15 San Bernardino rubber rabbitbrushChrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. bernardinus20 / 914
0.01l16 *intermediate wheatgrassElytrigia intermedia ssp. intermedia20 / 13
0.01l17 golden yarrowEriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum5 / 547
0.02r18 California black oakQuercus kelloggii3 / 311
0.02r19 wild tarragonArtemisia dracunculus20 / 221
0.02b20 Jeffrey pinePinus jeffreyi50 / 921
0.02l21 California squirreltailElymus elymoides ssp. californicus50 / 98
0.02r22 white firAbies concolor50 / 920
0.04l23 sticky cinquefoilPotentilla glandulosa ssp. reflexa20 / 29
0.04   Cross a very small side drainage.
0.04r24 imbricate phaceliaPhacelia imbricata ssp. patula20 / 314
0.04l25 Fremont's goosefootChenopodium fremontii50 / 510
0.06l26 southern mountain-monardellaMonardella australis30 / 56
0.06l  Check for Oxytheca parishii here
0.06l27 groundsmokeGayophytum diffusum ssp. parviflorum / 11
0.06l  (purple nightshade, Solanum xanti)
0.06l28 spreading fleabaneErigeron divergens10 / 13
0.07 29 goldenrodSolidago californica5 / 127
0.07r30 Scouler's willowSalix scouleriana3 / 34
0.08r31 pinewoods rock-cressArabis holboellii var. pinetorum / 3
0.08b32 arroyo willowSalix lasiolepis50 / 929
0.08   Cross side drainage; trail jags right.
0.08b33 brown sedgeCarex subfusca6 / 12
0.09l34 pine lousewortPedicularis semibarbata20 / 69
0.09b35 Ross' sedgeCarex rossii20 / 94
0.09l36 mountain pink currantRibes nevadense30 / 96
0.11l37 clustered tidy-lupineLupinus lepidus var. confertus3 / 11
0.12l38 *yellow salsifyTragopogon dubius+2 / 25
0.13r  Cross head of small drainage and soon begin to ascend.
0.13r39 fragile sheath sedgeCarex fracta5 / 26
0.14b40~southern jewel-flowerStreptanthus campestris5 / 22
0.14b41 fireweedEpilobium angustifolium ssp. circumvagum99 / 23
0.14l42 fir mistletoePhoradendron pauciflorum / 10
0.16l43 forest sedgeCarex multicaulis5 / 22
0.16b44 brackenPteridium aquilinum var. pubescens30 / 98
0.16r45 incense-cedarCalocedrus decurrens30 / 912
0.16r46 swamp sedgeCarex senta99 / 93
0.18b47 Parish's bedstrawGalium parishii5 / 15
0.19r48spmeadow-rueThalictrum sp. /  
0.23l49 breakfast bedstrawKelloggia galioides10 / 31
0.24   Cross first branch of the wet branch of the main drainage and soon enter wet meadow.
0.25b50 ranger's buttonsSphenosciadium capitellatum10 / 24
0.25b51 little false-solomon's-sealSmilacina stellata5 / 14
0.25b52 lemon lilyLilium parryi10 / 13
0.25l53 giant red paintbrushCastilleja miniata ssp. miniata5 / 15
0.25b54 Parish's lupineLupinus latifolius var. parishii25 / 23
0.25l55 cobwebby hedge-nettleStachys albens10 / 24
0.25b56 Richardson's geraniumGeranium richardsonii20 / 23
0.26b57 California corn lilyVeratrum californicum var. californicum10 / 12
0.26l58 Kentucky blue grassPoa pratensis ssp. agassizensis5 / 14
0.26l  (western columbine, Aquilegia formosa)
0.26r59 bog wintergreenPyrola asarifolia ssp. asarifolia5 / 11
0.27   Cross second branch of the wet branch of the main drainage
0.27b  Check for different mint family species.
0.27l60 western columbineAquilegia formosa3 / 25
0.27r61sspwillowherbEpilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum3 / 116
0.27r62 *common dandelionTaraxacum officinale / 15
0.28b63 tall mannagrassGlyceria elata5 / 11
0.28l64 interior roseRosa woodsii var. ultramontana10 / 35
0.28l65 blue wildryeElymus glaucus ssp. glaucus+20 / 316
0.29r66 clustered field sedgeCarex praegracilis+ / 3
0.29l67 winter cressBarbarea orthoceras10 / 26
0.29l68 hairy wood rushLuzula comosa4 / 12
0.29l69spcommon monkeyflowerMimulus guttatus3 / 17
0.30   A fantastic field of fireweed, Epilobium angustifolium ssp. circumvagum.
0.31l70 yarrowAchillea millefolium20 / 211
0.31l  Jct. path
 r  (Lemmon's willow, Salix lemmonii)
0.31b71 fringed bromeBromus ciliatus5 / 13
0.34l72sptansy-mustardDescurainia sp.10 / 2 
 r  Check for Calyptridium monandrum here
  73 Menzies' campionSilene menziesii5 / 11
0.37r74 Letterman's needlegrassAchnatherum lettermanii1 / 13
0.37   End wet meadow; trail is now mostly in drier forest.
0.40l75 bitter cherryPrunus emarginata20 / 15
0.42   Cross small obscure drainage
0.43r76spParish's snowberrySymphoricarpos rotundifolius var. parishii2 / 210
0.46   Cross dry branch of main drainage.
0.47   Trail goes uphill more steeply now and curves left 90°.
0.49   Long switchback right.
0.50l77 pine cryptanthaCryptantha simulans50 / 52
0.51   Local high point on trail
0.52   Local low point on trail
0.55b78 California bromeBromus carinatus var. carinatus10 / 115
0.56   Local high point on trail
0.57   Local low point on trail
0.58   Local high point on trail
0.59l79 sulphur buckwheatEriogonum umbellatum var. munzii5 / 29
0.59   Local low point on trail
0.60   Switchback left.
0.60l80 Wright's buckwheatEriogonum wrightii var. subscaposum30 / 313
0.63   Local high point on trail
0.66l  Clumps of Letterman's needlegrass, Achnatherum lettermanii, looking quite different all alone than they did in the meadow.
0.66   Local low point on trail
0.67l81~hybrid wildryeElymus glaucus X E. stebbinsii+1 / 11
0.69b82 mountain mugwortArtemisia ludoviciana ssp. incompta20 / 25
0.70   Cross dry drainage. Metal (pipeline?) access structure on right.
0.71r83 western sedgeCarex occidentalis5 / 11
0.71l84 Wheeler's common madiaMadia elegans ssp. wheeleri20 / 22
0.74r85 mountain sweet-cicelyOsmorhiza chilensis3 / 15
0.74r86 Rydberg's horkeliaHorkelia rydbergii5 / 13
0.74l87 Sierra juniperJuniperus occidentalis var. australis1 / 12
0.77l88spMojave goosefoot violet?Viola purpurea ssp. mohavensis?5 / 1 
0.81   Cross small drainage
0.81b89 *downy bromeBromus tectorum50 / 121
0.81 90 San Gabriel beardtonguePenstemon labrosus1 / 16
0.81r91 wild pepper-grassLepidium virginicum var. pubescens20 / 25
0.83l  Jct. trail.
0.84l92 mat muhlyMuhlenbergia richardsonis20 / 12
0.85   Trail turns right 90°
0.85l93 *desert crested wheatgrassAgropyron desertorum3 / 14
0.87b94 Mojave linanthusLinanthus breviculus20 / 15
0.87b95 purple-root cryptanthaCryptantha micrantha20 / 17
0.89r96 *tumble-mustardSisymbrium altissimum3 / 18
0.90   Trail ends at road, elevation 7580 feet (2310 m).
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Updated 21 September 2004.