Pacific Electric Trail is a 36.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Cucamonga, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A great trail for biking, jogging , running, and walking. Pet friendly with waste stations throughout. Can be conscidered challending depend on how far you take it, and where you start it from. This is a gtreat trail to ride and explore for all ages. There are so many different changes in angles throughout the journey , especialy if you go the distance. You will see lots of wild rabbits, squirrrels, birds, and other creatures that are being flushed out by the deveopment of new street connections and neighborhoods. You get to see alot of major scenery changes throughout the trail. In central fontana it will take you right to the new libraray and all down town sierra. As you take it west, you will see a wide range of changes from development to fields and even as you cross baseline to continue you'll see giant powerline towers, cool little bridges that look like they are just for the trail... It's a great adventure all around. Not a ton of shade along the entire trail. But you can find rest stops off the trails path.
I love this trail! There is both a dirt and paved trail for pedestrians and cyclists. Not much to see while on this trail, but still a great ride.
Great trail. Very peaceful.
I hate that this is listed in here. It's just a paved walking trail. Absolutely nothing exciting about it. Homeless people have taken up residence in some areas of the trail as well as some questionable activity in the evening hours as well.
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).
Good place to walk the dog, running, or biking! Pretty areas..and it very close to my house big bonus! I like the mile markers too
Great for long distance running. Plenty of shady spots along the way! Both a hard and trail surface to run. It 22 miles with mile markers on the light poles. Not too much traffic and semi decent people. Look out for bikers!
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...
great place for a quick run and walking your dog this trail goes for miles.
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.
There are several parks which connect to this trail (view google maps to get a better idea) providing non locals the ability to park safely as well as easily. Well lit, open and friendly fellow users.
Very clean and well lit at night!
A absolutely must do trail if you live in rancho cucamunga or the surrounding area. A good thing is it is lit up so you can ride at night. and it is a easier alternative to the Santa Ana River 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.