Explore the best hiking trails near Murrieta with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Vernal Pool Trail

hiking
10 days ago

Birdwatching paradise!

21 days ago

Great easy trail ..mostly walking

hiking
1 month ago

This is an easy trail that was great for taking two wild lab puppies for some much needed exercise. Not much shade in large sections, so best on cooler days. Very dry and powdery dirt at the end of a long hot summer at the top of the loop. Nice views, but far from the beauty of the Preserve across the street. Mountain lion spotting while we were on the trail, so made me rethink carrying bear spray again. Actually, very few left in this area, but this one was young. Maybe repopulating.

Really nice hike on the Santa Rosa Plateau. We deviated from the shown route by taking the west loop out of parking and going the other way around the Adobe historic area...added about 0.3 miles to the trip. Make sure you bring water. The far route on the actual Punte Mesa trail was a dream...especially at 8am...so quiet and still shaded. Highly recommend...but not in the high heat.

It was ok. Not my type of hike. First time there is don't think I'll be going back.

Great trails for a family hike, many different trails to explore.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a simple flat hike. There was not much of a challenge. I took my 6 year old son and he was able to keep up. We liked going on the little outlet trails along the way. We basically went on a nature walk and appreciated being outdoors together.

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

My favorite place for a trail run! Be careful... Tons of tarantulas and a few coyotes crossed my path several times. Stay alert!

walking
3 months ago

amazing trail..this is a must

Great Hike today. Cool morning. Got in 5 miles of a good steady hike!

I live in the neighborhood. Easy trail to get up and down several times after work. Views of Temecula Valley from high vantage point. Nice to have in backyard, but certainly not worth traveling to. Go to Santa Rosa if you want to hike in Temecula Valley area.