Taft Park Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Riverside, California 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.
One of the parks in Riverside. Open all year to everybody. Start at the park, walking up the hill to Carobwood, turn left along the school grounds, onto Mission Grove, and left on New Ridge.
This route takes you through the residential areas of Mission Grove, including Taft Elementary and Taft Park. The sidewalks are well-maintained, and each home displays the pride of the natural landscape and wildflowers of the area. There is scattered shade along the sidewalk route. Be prepared for a heart-pumping walking experience; these hills are challenging and invigorating!
Taft Park is filled with activities, including tennis courts, basketball, and a VitaCourse fitness path (with several stations for stretching and strength exercises). Playgrounds, hilly grass areas, and beautiful foliage make this park unique for walking. The sidewalk is in mint condition, with little traffic beyond school hours.