Nice place to walk, check out the flowers and do some great birding

Nice and relaxing place

walking
5 months ago

More of a stroll than a hike, this is suitable for families and the elderly. It’s also a less strenuous place to walk if you find the Claremont Wilderness Park closed on a high fire danger day. The whole property is 80 acres, about half of it fairly manicured and nearly all of it flat. Dirt trails loop throughout. RSABG is split into a pleasant upper Mesa area with mature shade trees, water features, groomed trails and curated gardens and the less travelled plant communities section in the back. The mostly shadeless plant communities are blistering hot in the summer; walking back there the landscape can feel as soulless as a vacant lot in Irwindale. However, that’s the place you want to be if you seek solitude. Lately, you can see signs horticulturists are trying to clear away drought or disease stricken dead trees. Best spot in the whole gardens is the gorgeous Master Oak. Ask the kiosk attendant how to get there.

A lot of dead plants. The neighbors have better looking flowers

nature trips
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

I love visiting every season! It's a great place to explore and study plants native to Southern California. You will run across a butterfly pavilion in the spring and summer. This is more of a comfortable place to stroll than a hike but definitely worth it.

walking
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Really enjoyed this walk! I would call this more of a museum than a hike, esp since you get to learn all about native plants etc. It gets you outside and is rather affordable ($8 entrance fee for adults and free parking).

walking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

I was expecting a hiking trail but this was more of just a nice stroll being that it's a botanical garden. Almost all trails are paved & you can decide how long long or short you want to walk depending on what trail you choose to take. I'm glad I went though because with 2 kids under 4 this was so easy for them to walk on their own but get the feeling they were hiking. Note: there is an entrance fee for anyone over 3.

walking
Monday, May 30, 2016

Great for kids!

walking
Friday, March 31, 2017

walking
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

walking
Monday, November 07, 2016