The Dog Canyon Trail at Oliver Lee State Park is a long and difficult trail. It starts at the Visitors Center and ends at Forest Road 90B. It is 5.5 miles from end to end. You must have someone pick you up on the road or hike another 5.5 miles back to the Visitors Center. The trail rises 500 feet in the first .6 miles. Footing is rough in many parts of the trail. This is not a trail for begining hikers.
Check with the rangers for weather and road conditions as that may affect access to Forest Road 90B.
Equipment: GOOD walking shoes, plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, weather appropriate clothing.
There is a Riparian Nature Trail in Oliver Lee Memorial State Park. A riparian area is a ribbon of green that surrounds a constant water source like a river in a desert area. The Riparian Nature Trail at Oliver Lee, however, is closed due to a recent flash flood which washed out the trail and much of the vegetation.