Adobe Loop Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Murrieta, CA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.
Visitors to the Reserve can walk to the two oldest standing structures in Riverside County that once served as bunkhouses for cowboys dating back to 1846. The Moreno and Machado Adobes are shaded by a 400-year-old tree and separated by a relaxing, one-of-a-kind, picnic area. Adobe Loop go around original adobe houses that have been remodeled to withstand the test of time. located on the Santa Rosa Plateau. Semi-desert to prairie to elfin forest in just a few hours of hiking.
This was a wonderful hike. Some trails were easy and some were more of a task to walk up hill. Will be going to walk the other trails. Must see for yourself.
Easy dirt path. Leisure walk, great time to chat with friends. Beautiful scenery. Saw a couple people with young children and some people running. The Adobe at the end of the trail was worth the visit. Did not find the area with the rocks and river. Asked a park ranger and he said it was not here and he is working on getting all graffiti removed from any rocks. Didn't see any graffiti anywhere. Overall really nice hike with the family. Don't forget about the mandatory $4 day use fee per person. There was a ranger at the entrance taking the money.
It was so fun. Not hard at all but was very beautiful.
It was a beautiful hike, clean and serene. We Started around 7:30am today (Sunday) and there was only a few people. We took our time and ventured through the Adobe loop. We returned around 10:00am and noticed more traffic on the way out. This was a great family hike and our 11 year old twins had no issues with this trail.
The hike is well marked from Hidden Valley parking lot. It's a beautiful walk to the oldest buildings in Riverside County dating from 1846, the Santa Rosa Rancho. Beneath a truly western sky, vast and deep, ancient Oaks, tenajas (pools) of quiet waters, surround one of the state's oldest cattle ranches with few signs of modern civilization in sight. You can sit on the porch where Juan Moreno once cooled himself 150 years ago and have the place all to yourself just like I did this morning... An experience to remember.
I hike the Santa Rosa Plateau every week and the Adobe loop trail, though short, is one of my favorites!! His trail takes you by a little creek and into an oak grove. It is the perfect trail to get out of the sun if you are hiking in the summer months. At one point the trail intersects with the Punta Mesa trail so you could either take the left onto that trail (which is much longer than the Adobe loop and much hotter) or Turk right and continue on the Adobe loop trail. Right before this intersection is a steep part so take your time if you aren't fit! I highly recommend this trail! Very scenic!