I've only poked into this canyon a couple times just before sunset. This time Robbie and I were up early and set out to explore the canyon. We made it to the falls (cascades) and then went off trail for a bit (with our friends the ticks) and checked out some isolated ponds. These trails are from one extreme to another, back and forth from wide open rolling grasslands to sycamore forests to rock hopping along the creek. It's pretty cool area for a half day hike with plenty of time afterword to hit the beach.