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


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trail locations for Riverside, California

This is a beautifu spot to hike with your dog, but...

My Rottweiler and I went around dusk today (approx 4:15) and spent an hour poking around the trail. Near the end of our hike though, we spotted a coyote about 200 feet away! It was a majestic sight, but a little scary. Luckily, the coyote didn't see us! Just a heads up to anyone with a small dog. Pretty spot tho!

10 days ago

Very easy walk or perfect for a jog. A great place to take pictures.

I have only climbed this 3 times. personally for me it's challenging every time. it's worth the beautiful view at the very top especially at sunset.

14 days ago

a bit difficult but amazing

It's an ok walk if it's not crowded. Way too many crying kids during the evenings.

awesome sauce

Amazing and peaceful trail. Perfect for families or anyone that wants to see a little greenery!

amazing view

24 days ago

good place to go I went there a couple years with my children and we all had a blast. we were all feeding the Ducks

I love it here, I come here every so often with my children and we always have a great time. perfect for the whole family


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.

love this hike. nice tranquile walk

Awesome, great views of jurupa valley..

1 month ago

Fun easy ride. Can run into area where transients camp.. some area can be a bit isolated.. recommend riding with buddy

1 month ago


This is not a real hike! This a great place for a walk, run and even strollers but definitely don't count this as a hike.

It's good exercise. View is great all around.. but anyone who calls a walk on pavement a hike, doesn't get out of the park a lot. The actual hiking is done on the many dirt trails that go up the sides.. nw corner being the best. Has great local rock climbing spots too.. middle of summer- morning hike is best or early evening. Note- there is very very limited parking within 2 blocks radius.