This is a small canyon ending in an alluvial fan just north of the meadow. The meadow is the flat area just across the main wash crossing north of the parking lot. It is approximately one-third of a mile from the Nature Center.
While there is some access to the area, you'll find that the narrow trail is not maintained and virtually disappears after a short distance. When hiking here, choose your steps carefully and keep a sharp eye out for poison oak.