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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.
Brittany W. on The Power House
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.