Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Lake Perris State Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

19 days ago

Lake Perris loop reopened this weekend (4/28/18). Started out at parking lot 11 & 12 area and headed east. Most of the walk is exposed, but the park does have port-a-potties and canopies for shade spread throughout. Natural shade is mostly at Bernasconi and the North side of the lake. There is a small section of the asphault trail closed off in Bernasconi due to two Bald Eagles nesting. Came in contact with two stray male dogs also in the Bernasconi area. I hope the maintenance crew was able to take care of them. This is a nice flat walk. Awesome breeze on the dam. Mostly came across bike riders. Stopped at the Marina Store and got me a Cherry Pepsi (a craving I got around mile 5.6). The Marina store employees were awesome. Plan to visit weekly since I live close by. We walked the loop in 9.48 miles.

mountain biking
19 days ago

Very easy ride or walk around this 9 mile loop. Went on the newly -openly trailed with other bikers on 4/28/2018. There were about 40 people on bikes, I trailed back and took in the beautiful view of this lake from all sides. There's desert-like coast on north side to the dam on the south side, sandy beaches on west side for swimmers and boaters. Really enjoyed this trail.

Is moderate for hiking but there are snakes on the way

25 days ago

Many lizards. Very intense hike.

It look good has not try it yet

Easy if you are an experienced hiker. I've seen people of all shape and size on it. Use a GPS to follow trail because there are a lot of "shortcut" trails.

Pretty easy trail for moderately advanced. Recommended for all fitness levels if you take your time.

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.

4 months 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.

9 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.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

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.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Very nice hike not to much or to less. Highly recommend.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

easy to moderate hike. started at the horse camp and followed the gps. great view at the peak of the lake. narrow path on the way down which exits at the museum parking lot then walked along the recreation road back to our vehicle. nice little 5 mile hike. alot of paths that can take you in many different directions. we paid 10 bucks to park inside the recreation area but it looks like you may be able to park along the neighborhood along Iris ave and hike your way in to avoid paying for parking. will try next time

Monday, September 05, 2016

This is one of my favorite places to get a good workout in. There are some incline spots that are a little bit challenging and it can be intimidating for 1st timers. But if you can stick it out and push forward, the view is worth it at the top!

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