NOTE: This review only covers the section of this trail in Fontana, from Seville Park at Cypress Ave through Alder, where we turned around.
This is a fantastic suburban paved trail with some unique sights. We were delighted by the Civic Center (the trail travels right next to the beautiful Lewis Library and Technology Center), The Historical Society roses and grape vines, some beautiful landscaping including definitively IE orange trees, and numerous friendly walkers and cyclists we encountered. This is central Fontana, and it should be noted that we also passed some industrial areas, homeless people, and trash (we'll be bringing a bag along next time, and maybe snacks for the homeless we encounter). The trail appears to have good lighting, though we went in the morning so I can't speak to what hours it is on for. All in all, a unique and enjoyable experience that will be repeated. Looking forward to exploring the Rancho and Upland portions of the trail this summer.
One thing to consider: the trail is very straight and runs east/west. This means that if you do a there-and-back portion in the morning, it pays to travel easterly for your first leg, with the sun in your face, so that your return trip is more comfortable with the sun at your back. For a twilight hike, the opposite strategy is recommended (travel westerly at first so that the western sun is at your back as you return).
My son and i have travled a good portion of this trail from Fontana to Rancho Cucamonga... It's an awesome trail for any bikers or walkers... Usualy people on it and tey are all on a mission as well... If you take this journey in the heat and you have a small child... Have water accessable.. I give it a high rating due to the versitility apsect.. And for the distance endurance.. my son and I have had a few trips up and back as it is just up the street from us... By t he way .. My son was 5 years old last year when we took a good 6 miles of this trail... It is deffinately worth exploring... There is a bridge that crosses over foothill... It used to be the old railroad tracks so it pretty cool... Also it links to a major bike path that supposedly spans from Redlands area to The beach... Venice i think...
Went biking on this trail today, not much for sight seeing but there is some parks around, the whole thing is about 22 miles or so one way, very challenging but a good trail for not only biking but walking and running too. The trail has some parts with a dirt path and a paved path.
Conrad R. on Pacific Electric Trail
Very clean and well lit at night!
Ida P. on Pacific Electric Trail
This trail is a good trail in all types of weather. It has dirt trail and cemented trail running along each other for walker, joggers, bicyclist, and roller-blading. It's very family oriented and close too home.