Bluffs Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Redlands, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
From Orange Street near I-10 go North, after passing Pioneer Avenue it only a couple blocks up and starts at the edge of the wash.
not really worth the hike.
view is good. you can see a best area to the north, east and west. but there was a lot of dog poop and some broken glass bottles. the east half of the trail is paved while the west half is dirt.
Hiked Bluffs trail a couple years ago. The trail indeed is clearly defined if you actually stay on the trail, parallel to Riverview Dr; you can make this a loop by continuing at the wash. In the peak of summer this loop trail is a total disaster, because there’s no shade and you’ll fry in the sun. I discovered the best way is to actually hike along the edges of the wash, where the row the trees are located. You can meander your way through them and catch a partial shade. Making the hiking experience way more interesting and a bit more pleasant. But as far as views along this trail are concerned, that’s where this trail takes another horrible dive into hellhole. It’s one of the most horrible looking natural landsacpe by far in Redlands. When regarding views, this trail bites the bullet, horrible views. There are many trails in Redlands that are, without a doubt, outstanding! But this trail, OMG, was just down right terrible, the views are comparable to cat shit on linoleum tiles. You might actually find “The Terrace” in Redlands more interesting than this trail. If you’ve never seen “The Terrace” prepare for another surprise. Compare and see the difference between the two. Always walk the trail to really experience the views and transformations of the panoramic horizon. If you do a drive by, you’ll never understand the trail or any trail for that matter. Because trails were meant to be hiked, jogged or mountain biked. Strange when you see The Terrace for the first time, but when you’re actually walking through there, you’ll see the major difference.
Take a nice short walk on a mostly paved sidewalk or hike down the bluff to to the river wash and enjoy a nice nature walk.