Marilyn, Nick, and I hiked the Barks Canyon Lower Loop. Starting from the Peralta Trailhead, the route is to take Bluff Springs #235, then turn south at the first intersection with Barks Canyon. The Dutchman Trail #104 is used to return to the trailhead. Total distance is only about 4 miles. It took us about five hours to hike it though since we were in water much of the time while in Barks Canyon.