hiking
1 day ago

Nice trail. Great views. Great weather with a nice breeze

Liked it a lot! Strenuous heading up, fun going down.

hiking
3 days ago

Great workout. All up hill. An hour and a half round trip. A lot of lizards!

hiking
4 days ago

Finally made it to the top this time around. It ends at an access road. There is a parking lot and port-o-potty but no water. Once at the top, you can turn around and come back down, or you can continue on to the Edison Trail. Great workout!

hiking
7 days ago

Enjoyed it!!

mountain biking
15 days ago

way way way harder than easy. this is super tough. not Not not an easy trail to hike or bike. easy rating is very misleading.

starting from Riverside off of blain great trail, I've been doing this hike for years there are a few different ways you can start this hike from Moreno Valley and in Riverside which is a little more challenging

mountain biking
15 days ago

Not really good for mountain biking. Views of the sunset are beautiful and if you’re on foot, I’d still count it a moderate hike. Certainly isn’t flat. But on bikes, to climb from the trail head near UCR you’ve gotta have some serious climbing ability. The steepness alone is one thing. But there are big rocks jutting out of the path making it difficult to maneuver. I’m not a pro and I’m sure it can be done but for the average rider, I’d say stick to hiking on this trail.

backpacking
16 days ago

upsetting to see it is fire torn.... and just seeing where the fire was at - no way this was caused naturally... anyway, had fun regardless...2nd time around headed out to M mt.

little challenging going up hill. Small river found and nice scene of rocks

it was more like moderate than easy for me. but I love it , I will go back again

hiking
29 days ago

Trail isn’t marked and hard to follow

Just when you think there are no interesting, challenging hikes in your own backyard, you find a hike like this. Box Springs Mountain is 3,083 feet at it's highest peak. Its a fun, steep hike with a true accomplishment of reaching the "M" if you go all be the way to the radio towers.

Nice Sunday hike. Cool spring

hiking
1 month ago

This is a tough trail. All uphill, no shade and despite being able to hear the city noise, still relaxing. There were two mini-very tiny waterfalls and a small stream. I recommend this trail for teens and adults not so much for kids.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful, virtually unknown, trail in Riverside! In the span of a few months, I’ve seen a rattlesnake, couple coyotes and today encountered a bobcat! Still an amazing trail, definitely one to maybe take the headphones out, be vigilant, and enjoy the surroundings! Very little trash and graffiti too! Will always be a favorite!

if you do not know this trail or have the membership to the app do not go on this hike. 3 signs to nowhere. trail is not at all clearly marked, one could easily get lost. so dissapointed

Great hiking trail good leg work out and great views

hiking
1 month ago

Found this trail when I decided to try to catch the sunrise atop the infamous "M" on Box Springs Mountain. There wasnt alot of info out there for the M specifically, so i used the satellite setting on Google Maps and saw this short trail that seemed to lead from the neighborhodd to the M. I took my 12 year old son early on January 4, 2018 and hit the trail. We parked in the neighborhood east of Box Springs Mountain, off Hidden Springs and Pigeon Pass Rd, but there is a dirt parking lot you can park at during daylight, opens at 7am. The parking lot uses the honor system and asks you to drop $5 in a box. We initially took the wromg trail due to unfamiliarity and darkness, we started at 530am. We picked the trail that leads from to the right from the dirt lot because it had white painted arrows on the ground Lol. After 30 minutes I realized we were heading away from the M, which sits on the front (or south side) of the mountain. I used Google sattelite to backtrack to the parlking lot and chose the middle trail, which seemed to go in the exact direction of the M (Note you cant see the M from the start, but I know where it sits). The trail is not very clear in many places because people have cut the trail and created more direct trails, but pretty much all of them get you there once you get going. It is about 2 miles to the M and 2 miles back. The trail has some very steep portions that are slippery with sand and gravel and also has areas where you have to step onto boulders and its easier to use your hands. It is a bit tricky because you cannot see the M at all until you are literally right in front of it. After we completed the hike, we realized the landmark you can use is the radio antennas, which can be seen from every point of the hike and basically sit right above the M. On this trail, it will be the antennas that sit in second position from the most right antennas (there are many sets of antennas on top of this mountain). You can sit on the M, which is about 100 feet wide and 50 feet tall and made of rock and concrete and painted white. During christmas and New Years it is lit up at night with LED lights, also good for night hiking. My son made the hike with no issues, other than a little exhausted. it was about 1100 feet of elevation gain. It has amzing views of the sunset, sunrise, city of riverside, and city of Moreno Valley. Highly suggest this trail, but beware there are definately coyotes, snakes, donkeys, and at least one mountain lion. We only heard donkeys, did not see any others, but saw many fresh coyote paw prints and clear mountain lion prints. This should not deter you as this should be expected in any mountain setting, you are in their home. Just take a knife, a whistle, and be mindful.

hiking
1 month ago

Lightly challenging trail. This was our first trail. And coming from an athletic background it wasn’t too tough. It was a great trail for a short 20 min drive. Not crowded a good quiet trail. Will get a good sweat towards the top. Great starting trail in my opinion for people with a little bit of athletic background.

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