2 months ago

The area was really nice!! There are several different trails that you can take that go for miles and miles. The campground is well cared for and there are corrals for the campers horses. When you first arrive in the park there is a cool little lake and recreation area. The route we took ran beside a stream and was mostly shaded. We parked the car outside of the actual park because the gate was locked and we walked in about a mile or so until we hit the trail near the equestrian area. I recommend heading over to check it out. I'll be back to explore the area again for sure!

Go here every day to ride my bike. Definitely not the best but it is enjoyable with family and friends. Decent wildlife activity. Usually is dusty with loam all year till it rains then the trails are perfect. Would recommend taking kids up tractor hill to see all of cherry valley, Beaumont, and a little bit of banning. Mellow in some places and overgrown in others. Tons and tons of poison oak so be careful and make sure you are knowledgeable enough to spot it out and avoid it. Love this park

10 months ago

The scenery is great ! Once you're at the top you can see the whole town filled with it's beautiful mountains ! There's a lot of dead plants that's the only downside, but the hike itself is a workout !

not open today and would of cost $10.00 to enter lucky I was on foot I walked 1.5 miles just to get here and park was closed

Love our local trail and nature park. Last time hiking through saw a family of deer.

My latest GPX track ("Best Short hike") is only 3.4 miles if you don't do the "Noble Creek out and back" (though that's my favorite part of the Park thus far). Note this hike starts from outside the park, thus no strict requirement that you have to pay the entrance fee. The walk from the beginning (parking on the the street) into the park is quite nice, and needn't / shouldn't be avoided.

This park has potential. It's a county park that has a rarely open Kiosk, however - you can enter via a pay machine at the kiosk using exact change (meaning regardless of what the machine tells you, you have to deposite $10 exact, can't even use 2 - $5 bills). Note, some of the best trails begin right at the entrance on Cherry Avenue or Avenida Altura Bella. Whether you pay or not is up to your sense of what's fair. There are trees, a fair amount of shade, grass park, good playground, small pond, view points, old farm land, narrow valleys with shelf trails, horses, some biker tracks, and bathrooms with running water.
This park rivals Wildwood Canyon St Park close by. This park might have better scenery, more trees/shade, but the trails are not as well maintained (not a problem for a decent hiker). Like Wildwood, you can get lost, so do some research, and bring your GPS and tracks.
The most scenic areas are the trails to the west and North of the entrance road, just beyond the kiosk. then going up the entrance valley even beyond the "horse camp" (see my comments about the out and back Noble Creek GPX extension) . Then the large park area (complete with great kids climbing structure), the small pond, and the overlook hill just beyond with it's stone walled zig zag trail up (there's a loop fire road down if you want back to the pond area).
Will post best (shorter) track soon that has these features included.

The location map on here is completely wrong! It is off by at least 5 miles.
This is a county park and yes it does have a day use fee.

3 years ago