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


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21 hours ago

hiked January 16. looks like Scotland...so green. this is a strait up the hillside hike. elevation gain is 1000 feet in 1.3 miles. doable for those with determination and who are active. awesome views of snow covered mountains!

Nice hiking trails. You can go for miles & miles. Moderate. Not too hard of a hike.

Loved it. So beautiful. Not bad at all for First Timers...

mountain biking
2 days ago

Fun family friendly trail

I went during the summer of 2016 with my dog, it was a nice view only thing they need to add is water fountains just incase you run out of water from your bottles.. good hike

The trail is mainly incline,but nothing unmanageable! It has some really nice scenic spots if the weather is good. The people you run into are friendly and the hike is dog friendly. Definitely a good workout for the legs!

This trail is a leisure trail to enjoy the scenery. I suggest you bring a bagged lunch and walk to the top of the Orange Grove. The view is amazing. If you sign up for the walking tour you'll get to being home a bag of mixed limes and oranges.

Norco Power House aka Peddly Power House

Google Maps takes you to the middle of a street by a Cemetary. Since we had no idea where to go we searched through the hills behind the cemetery, basically exploring and of course didn't find the Power House because we were essentially lost aka exploring, lol.

So, now how to actually locate it. Park at North Drive and Viceroy. On the left of this you will see a dirt alley way between the residential houses and a nursery. Walk down this path. Once you pass where the nursery ends stay on the dirt road and keep going straight or down the downward path. Once you start veering to the left the Power House will be right in front of you.

If you want to hike longer, do the Hills behind the cemetery or head up to Pumpkin Rock which is down the street.

Hope this review helps.

I personally, am not a fan of paved hikes but this one isn't bad if you want a great uphill quick workout with some sweet views. Went here for Easter Sunday one year and it was awesome. I highly recommend that experience if you're available to do so.

on The Power House

11 days ago

Sweet and short hike!

This trail is by no means "easy": it is a continuous climb of 970 feet over 1.3 miles. It offers spectacular views of Riverside straight across to Mt Rubidoux, a small spring and grove of trees, and links up with multiple other hilltop trails at the top. Local wildlife is apparently common, although I encountered only the bray of a wild donkey. It Is a good workout: nice, steady climb.

I love this simple hike! It's great to go with kids or a friend you just want to shoot the breeze with! On a clear day you have amazing views in every direction. There are some nice precipices where you can be alone and think or pray.

14 days ago

Great little trail. For those just starting your fitness journey this trail is challenging but fun and scenic. We saw a variety of wildlife, a small waterfall, and a beautiful view of Riverside.

We saw a coyote and a fox, today. There's also a mini waterfall, exquisite. Beautiful hike, great workout!!!!