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Park on Foothill Prkwy near trailhead sign. Skyline Drive is a maintenance/fire road, graded and approx 12’ wide. Other trails fork off but the main road continues to the Doppler Radome (and beyond).
Not much incline the first 1/2 mile. Past the residential area the climb begins and continues for the next 3+ miles. Nothing too drastic or difficult, just constant, every step uphill. Near the last mile the trail levels out, then descends a bit, then climbs again to the dome.
I went on a Friday morning so past the residential “dog walk” area trail traffic was very light. Only saw a few other hikers and mtn bikers during the hike.
The canyon side of the trail is open, the other hugs the mountain which provides some shade along the way. Nice views of Chino Valley and Corona (north), Lake Matthews (east) and Cleveland National Forest/OC beyond from the top (south). Took 2hrs 10min on way up, approx 1hr 45min way down. Stay hydrated, pack 2L water minimum + snacks for energy. Be safe and have fun!

our first time here going up was a great cardio workout make sure and pack a light long sleeve for sunny or windy days.

My first time going there. made it all the way to the top. Worth the walk, great view.

Well maintained dirt road, easy to park and find trail head, wide trail and when you get to the last 1/3 where the rock trail begins the terraine gets more challemging but we saw a 4 yr old doing it so really not hard at all. Great trail day!

was looking forward to the trial but it was closed today 11/01/18

19 days ago

Started 0715 finished 1200. parking on foothill parkway. it is on a vehicle road. a lot of bikers. gradual inlcline. minimal shade. almost finished my 2.5 L bag. beautiful view on top by the white ball thing.

I did this one again. Only did A free miles. Took my dog (older). So I cut it short. Will do the full hike next visit.

great hike

First few miles are flat and kind of boring the last 1.5 is where the fun starts. Took my dog. Just a few spots she needed to be lifted to help her up or down. Not sure I would take a dog I couldn’t carry but I did see a few people with bigger dogs so they must have found a way around the bigger rocks. Fun trail even though the water wasn’t flowing.

23 days ago

Amazing

hiking
23 days ago

Virtual Hike: https://youtu.be/Y-k3wI7lq8g

I hiked here recently because of the Halloween season. I had heard about Pumpkin Rock through a friend and decided to come out from LA to check it out. Seeing pumpkin rock surpassed all my expectations. There are quite a number of ways to hike up to Pumpkin Rock, although I chose to take the route where Apple Maps indicates the start of the trail. The trail starts alongside a golf course and goes up the ridge of a fairly barren hill with chaparral. Once at the top of the hill, continue hiking over a somewhat flat slight decline from hill top to hilltop until you run into Pumpkin Rock. You really can’t miss it, it’s bright orange. There’s a bunch of cool graffiti and smaller “pumpkin rocks nearby, so there’s a lot to see. Some of the graffiti is better than others, although there are some very artsy pieces. The views from Pumpkin Rock are spectacular. You can see over the town of Norco, and on the other side you can see one of the valleys just south of Riverside. I highly recommend this hike, especially this time of year. Get festive and go hike this one for Halloween.

Hope you enjoy!

Playlist for the trail: https://spoti.fi/2AqxCAx

hiking
24 days ago

Pretty cool seeing Pumpkin Rock up close.

Hike this trail up to the Blackstar canyons sign and then walked back to parking lot. This is a very dusty walk your shoes will come back brown. best to do it after a rain fall when it’s not as dusty. It’s mostly a dirt road so it’s not that hard until you get to where the falls are and then you have to do some off hiking and climbing over boulders. All uphill hiking , bring good shoes you don’t mind getting dirty and lots of water. You’ll see peacocks on your way up there and cross 2 bridges. 24hr trail. In summer watch out for snakes on dirt road.

Closed on the weekdays for construction

Sooo fun!! Easy and awesome sunset with the photo op!!

on Pumpkin Rock Trail

hiking
29 days ago

enjoyed the hike went on the windiest day ever but it was well worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

The hike was very clean, there were many trails available. I was pleased that I saw no liter, just graffiti, which is typical. I took my kids (8 and 15) with no troubles. Will go back again!

walking
1 month ago

This is not a hike. More like a walk. Going to the cross and flag is all incline but it’s a paved road so it’s not difficult. The rank of EASY is correct. Great for pets and kids of all ages. I love going for walks or hikes where the end result is something amazing. This has 3...the large cross, flag and view. PARKING: Best place to park is at the Ryan Bonamino park.
BEST TIME TO GO: Early morning as there is no shade and it gets very crowded by afternoon.
ADDITIONAL INFO: The trail to the right side of the mountain is harder than the left. Also there is a tower with a bridge that you can go on.

Love this hike when there is running water to walk in and two beautiful waterfalls (one you can climb up to the top of in to a little cave) it rained yesterday. Does anyone know if it was enough rain for a waterfall?

I believe moderate/difficult/intense is a good level describing this trail. Only reason why i’d go pretty high is because the second half is where you’re going up the river bed. and that means your climbing up boulders. No doubt you’re gonna get dirty when it’s raining. Today was raining after a quick thunderstorm the night before, but there wasn’t any running water. Kind of anti-climatic, but i’d like to go back when there’s running water. the way back is a lot easier, and if you’d like, you’ll be sliding down rocks and jumping from 4-5 feet. good boots or similar would be needed because of all the gravel and river bed rocks. The sad thing is that many boulders and rocks are tagged and some are inappropriate.

Great trail with beautiful views. Wish people would pick up their trash though. There are many trash receptacles on the trail so please put your empty bottles, etc in them.

There were some steep bits that had some tricky footing, but the view was great. I went pretty far off the trail, but it was well worth it because the view for better the higher I got. I definitely recommend going higher that the trail if you have the time and energy.

Great hike! So fun for Oktoberfest and getting in the Halloween Spirt!

Great paved trail family friendly! Felt safe the whole time!!

I’ve done this trail many times and up to the Indian Village. Amazing views!

mountain biking
1 month ago

First time here and had a great time. Similar to Fontana south ridge trails. Gonna return with some friends next week!

rock climbing
1 month ago

Great workout and trail. It gets pretty tough.

If you catch someone doing graffiti on rocks please let them know they're not welcome.

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