Wildwood Canyon State Park Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yucaipa, CA that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Really nice place, lots of trees, birds, and even saw a bobcat very close. May have seen a cougar but disappeared before I could confirm. Seemed larger than a bobcat.
Fairly dusty this time of year, so be prepared for that and wear appropriate shoes.
Great workout/ running trail. Lots of overgrowth, most of trail is narrow, it crosses other trails and can mix you up. Older kids ok, I don't recommend for little ones.
overgrown but yet beautiful
Some trails are really overgrown, but it's a beautiful park
The trail directions (Oak Grove/Limekiln/Oak Spur) that Carlos Abrille left in his review are incorrect and on private property and there is no public access. Oak Spur Rd is a private driveway to houses. It is fenced off and gated. Limekiln is also private and runs into fenced homes/driveways. To access Pisgah Peak you have to go into the state park (Canyon Drive off Wildwood Canyon) and take the trails east, many of the trails lead to it. There is a trail called "high up trail" ( or something like that) that you access east of the white farmhouse and it takes you to the peak. From there if you loop around north it will take you around and will loop back into the park. There are nicer trail loops in the park, Pisgah Peak is not maintained and has lots of blowouts and heavy brush. There are several (government) gates up higher on the road that are locked and don't have access around them. There are several mountain lions along with coyotes, deer and bear that live in the park, I suggest to bring some type of protection if you will be alone. Any hiking/riding/biking in the park is beautiful, you can cross Wildwood Canyon Rd to the south where there is a wash and park. You can also go north through the park past the old barn/houses in the state park and end up on Oak Glen Rd which you can take west into Yucaipa or east into Oak Glen. If you go east when you reach Oak Glen Rd there is a new park, El Dorado, on the north side that also has trails for bikes/horses/hiking.
You forgot One of the largest groups to use these trails, the equestrians.You cannot go to the trail head without seeing one or more trailers. so happy trails and watch out for the rattlers.
My honey and I did the trail first time for her beautiful morning and cool breeze up on top moderate hike the climb was easy, I would recommend it go due it. we did see a full grown female Deer couldn't get any better.
Did this hike this morning with my dog. The hike starts off very easy and slowly gets harder until you drop of onto a fire road (Pisgah Peak Road). You have to walk the fire road for about a mile or so until you get to a gate. We just hiked right up the very steep ridge up to the peak. Great views of the valley and Oak Glen especially if it were to be a very clear day. No shade or water on the trail. Saw a Bald Eagle coming down from the peak too. Took just over 3 hours and I felt like it was a little more than 6 miles
I didn't quite make it to the top as the trail got a little rough for me. Hiking on the dirt roads are great, but once the trail starting climbing and going over the summits, it was much more difficult. The trails needed some upkeep as it felt like I was bush whacking much of the way. It is pretty defined though, but definitely wear pants! Once I hiked up to the the dirt road I figured I had enough and started down the road to make a loop. The views are pretty spectacular. On a clear day you can see a really long way out there!
According to the map where you can see the red guitar pick looking icon with the letter "S" this area is pointing to Wildwood Canyon State Park. There's eight wonderful trails to enjoy and to choose from depending on your skill level. Both provide open and closed trails for individual taste and goals. This park according to local residents had a recent fire, so it lost it's former glory. Now it's a pretty nice park to go hiking if anybody wanted a quiet place to enjoy and absorb nature because of low attendance. The views are actually awesome at this place specially when it's overcast. Depending which trail you're on ! some of them has little to no shade. There is water inside the Park, unless you know where the hose bibs are located? best to bring enough water. I'm not a local resident, after doing some research, there's a Pisgah Peak Rd. that leads to Pisgah Peak it's around a half mile east. From Wildwood Canyon Rd drive east, left turn at Oak Grove Rd. At Oak Grove Rd. there's two "T" intersections, the first one is Lime Kiln Dr. then left turn on Pisgah Peak Rd. On the second "T" intersection is Oak Spur Rd. which will transition to Pisgah Peak Rd. This Pisgah Peak Rd. is paved, note at this pave road there's two places where a dirt road connects that go all the way up to the summit of the mountain. This dirt road are both Pisgah Peak Rd. perfect for mountain bikers.