Sycamore Canyon Extended Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Sycamore Canyon Extended Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Riverside, CA that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

7.0 miles 1403 feet Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

bugs

One of the parks in Riverside. Open all year to everybody. As the largest open space reserve in Riverside, path is crisscrossed with multiple trails and fire roads. Largely undeveloped, the trails feature arroyos with desert plant and animal life.

hiking
28 days ago

The Sycamore Canyon State Ecological Reserve is at the extreme southern portion of Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park in the city of Riverside. There is a hike around it it's boundary (which I did this morning) and several hikes through the heart of it where you can see a variety of wildlife and chaparral which was typical of this area prior to development. This hike makes for a beautiful morning dog walk. This is a very easy, quick hike.

4 months ago

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8 months ago

nice place long lots of trails and options absolutely zero shad though and not a whole lot of scenery

hiking
10 months ago

Walked from Barton Road off of Allesandro Boulevard to the nature center on Central Avenue via the west side of the park. Perfect day, perfect weather. Everything in the park is turning green and there's plenty of water in the arroyos. Three bridges trail is as challenging as ever. Nice hike.

hiking
10 months ago

This route goes from the nature center on Central Avenue to Allesandro Boulevard along the eastern perimeter of Sycamore Canyon Park. It starts with a rather vigorous climb for a couple of miles and then rolls through valleys and hills. Recent rains have filled the arroyos with plenty of water. Nice hike.

hiking
1 year ago

Quick 2.5 mile walk up from Central Avenue almost to the bench. Beautiful day, deep blue skies... Who could ask for more?

hiking
1 year ago

Invigorating.

hiking
1 year ago

My kids and I hiked this trail and it was so much fun. There are so many different paths you can chose. Beautiful views of Riverside. Very peaceful.

1 year ago

all i can say is

1 year ago

Amazing trail with my dog.

hiking
1 year ago

Sycamore Canyon is a preservation of natural Riverside wildlife, from wildflowers to native lizards. Be prepared for an adventure; exploring the hills and trails can be exciting, but also dangerous. Take precautions by walking with a companion, carrying water, wear proper shoes and stay on the marked trails. Respect the park and the animals that make it their home. There are several trailheads along each border of the park, and many trails to discover. This is a great day-hike area for the whole family. Bring the dog!

mountain biking
2 years ago

one of my favorite rides - this area has a TON of trails to ride with something for every skill level. I would consider this a "safe ride" since u are basically smack dab in the middle of civilization, there is housing, businesses, and major roadways on all side so in the event of an unexpected situation you are close to help. Very great area for every one wether you are looking for a challenging ride, or a casual cruise on the trail. HIGHLY recommended for all, really great for beginners or first timers looking to learn and improve their skills.

2 years ago

Went here around 5:30 p.m. Hardly anyone there. More MTBs than hikers. It's a good workout with lots of inclines. Brought my pup and he had fun as well. Spring time is a nice time to go.