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