For those of us who aren’t morning people, the afternoon Alex Oak Hike is a chance for the rest of us to take in the beautiful mountains, be one with nature and see the Ranch from a different perspective. This is a fairly easy hike (two miles round trip) and it’s quick too, only 45 minutes. Perfect afternoon workout in my opinion. What I love about the hike are the fantastic views of the Ranch plus La Cocina Que Canta, the majestic birds (mainly turkey vultures and hawks) that fly almost up close and sweeping mountain ranges that can only be seen once you get to the top of the hike. So beautiful! A must do while at the Ranch.