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Hidden among rock-studded hills, 11 miles south of Riverside, Lake Perris State Recreation Area’s 8,800 acres of broad valley are bounded on three sides by low ridges. The Bernasconi Hills and the Russell, Apuma and Armada Mountains obscure the view of nearby cities. Inland, the San Bernardino, San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains, snow-capped in winter months, stand tall in the distance. This area, with its varied terrain and habitats, is rich in a variety of wildlife. About 65 miles south of Los Angeles and 11 miles southeast of the city of Riverside, Lake Perris’s clean white beaches, enticing blue waters, and rocky Alessandro Island bring nearly one million visitors each year from surrounding communities. Activities in this popular park include fishing, water sports, bird watching, hiking, rock climbing, camping, horseback riding, and visiting the Ya’i Heki’ (pronounced yahee ehkey) Regional Indian Museum. Lake Perris has hot, dry summers and cool, moist winters. Rainy weather is limited almost completely to the months between November and April. The area lies at a crossroads of weather influences. Coastal fog (and smog) comes from the west, while "Santa Anas"-strong, hot dry winds-come from the deserts to the east and northeast. The Day Use Annual Pass is accepted at this park.

One of my favorite trails near home. I do this one once a week for practice. Going up hill is the best part since their is a little of rock climbing involved. amazing view if Lake Perris

Great hike. Lot's of rugged terrain.

1 month ago

Great hike!! Got alittle lost but it was worth it!

good workout. awesome views. signage sucks and parking is $10. love that it isn't crowded!!

Great scenic hike, do not miss this one! Moderate is accurate, soft sand and rocky, definitely worth it! 1.5 miles to the top from the trail head. Beautiful view of Lake Perris throughout the hike.

6 months ago

loved it!

Great views a moderate trail a little steep nice view of lake

Ran this in prep for a 1/2 marathon...Nice trail

This trail took about 2 hrs at my own pace. It has a big incline that can get you tired if you are not in shape. Coming down was fun, don't fall, lol.

9 months ago

Great hiking trail, I would say it's moderate to hard because of rugged terrain, narrow steep downhills and uphills. The view of Lake Perris from Terri's Peak is a beauty. No available shades throughout the trail.

I love this trail

10 months ago

This trail was great, doesn't seem heavily used. In fact some areas required a second look to ensure heading the right direction. Seems most traffic takes a large unpaved road up vs horse and game trails as in this loop. Parked in lot 1-2 under a nice shady spot. Miles according to fit-bit were closer to 6.5. Great hike steep and narrow going down. Stopped in at museum for a quick look.

10 months ago

Trail begins at the back of the Regional Indian Museum. $10 per car to enter park (which might explain why we were the only folks on the trail that day). Great workout (bring good shoes/boots and plenty of water and sunscreen) leads to an awesome view of the surrounding area.

Lived in town for 33 years and never hiked this trail until today. Definitely had us breathing hard on the way up. Going down is pretty steep. Get work out & a lot of fun!!!

Omgod this incline kicked my butt. I went at my own pace. The going up was the hardest. The coming down the mountain was my favorite. I got sidetracked and wound up ina golf course area I just crossed thru the housing and came back on the loop.

Great views of the Moreno Valley as well as Lake Perris.

I think I just lost ten pounds... Good workout, beautiful scenery...

Awesome hike! Just a lot of graffiti and trash but I would definitely do it again

on Terri Peak Loop Trail

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Even on a 75° day it felt very warm. Nice views from the top, but took some work to get there. 5.50

Sunday, October 02, 2016

This was not my kind of trail. Too rocky and at some point you don't have anymore trail and you have to rock climb.

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