The Power House

EASY 4 reviews

The Power House is a 0.8 mile out and back trail located near Riverside, CA that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.8 miles 91 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

river

A short and easy trail that leads to a turn of the century hydro electric station and a graffiti lovers paradise.

walking
25 days ago

a memory to cherish. ruinin a light weight muck.

hiking
1 month ago

leisurely walk down a horse trail. not long at all

walking
1 month ago

Great trail. Once you get past the power house there are more horse trails that you can go down. Better to go earlier in the day than later. It tends to get hotter faster. Bring lots of water if you bring dogs.

walking
2 months ago

This is one of my favorite spots! The easiest way to access it is to turn into the Hidden Valley Nature center and park in the first "horse unloading" parking lot on your left that comes up. Follow the paved path all the way down to the nursery, make a right and continue down. Eventually you will have to walk through some kind of thick sand, but thankfully it isn't for long, unless you want to keep going past the powerhouse. The powerhouse can be seen from Google Maps if you keep your eye on Pedley road, where it hits Arlington use your GPS to help you find it. Sometimes you will run into teens who like to party in there or taggers ready to do their thing. Just use common sense and be safe! There are Riverside Parks and Recreation 'rangers' scattered throughout, so make sure you leave in time to get back to your car before 4pm if you park in the hidden valley nature center lots.

There isn't much in the way of shade cover til you get closer to the powerhouse or "Pedley Powerhouse" as it was once called. Be alert and watch out for snakes! I have seen many coyotes here, but they general don't care about you if you don't mess with them. There are also bobcats in the area and wild boars (I haven't seen either of those but they are there).

Also, there are a couple of other trails you can follow for miles along. Good for biking, walking, running. Check out the Nature Center on Saturdays and stop by the Santa Ana River!