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dogs on leash
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!
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.
Nicole H. on Santa Ana River Trail
Fun easy ride. Can run into area where transients camp.. some area can be a bit isolated.. recommend riding with buddy
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.