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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.

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

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
2 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

loved it!

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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

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