Adobe Loop Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Murrieta, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

4.9 miles
318 feet

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


no dogs

Daily entrance fee: $4, ages 13+, $3, ages 2-12. Semi-desert to prairie to elfin forest vegetation in just a few hours of hiking. Visitors to the Reserve can walk to the two oldest standing structures in Riverside County that once served as bunkhouses for cowboys dating back to 1846. The Moreno and Machado Adobes are shaded by a 400-year-old tree and separated by a relaxing, one-of-a-kind, picnic area.

13 days ago

We took this trail from the visitor center which gave us more miles

18 days ago

Easy hike. Family friendly. Nice scenic route. Kind of muddy after a rainy day but still doable.

2 months ago

Easy trail with a historical adobe and beautiful California oak on the property. Easy trail

4 months ago

I did this trail starting at the Visitors center, and detoured to the summit of Monument Hill enroute. A great hike with lots of riparian oaks, tarantulas, and grassy portreros to view the entire way. Good for all skill and fitness levels.

7 months ago

Hiked with 3 kids 3yo-11yo and the trail was just right level of difficulty for them. We veered right half way up onto the Los Santos trail I believe.

9 months ago

love this part of the Santa Rosa Plateau .... got to add this to your hike ... IT'S ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT

10 months ago

Good little hike. have done it several times. Ends up being about 5 miles total the route we take. A lot of meadow trails. Hit it at the right time of the year and the meadows are loaded with wild flowers. Very cool!

10 months ago

Mostly out and back trail, but several ways to make into a loop trail. Scenic always enjoy these trails

10 months ago

Nice section on the reserve, visiting the historic adobes and vernal pools is a must if you frequent the reserve! Very well maintained. Honor system entrance fee of $4 ($3 under 12), no dogs allowed on this part of the reserve. Beautiful live oaks and rolling grasslands for most of the way, some sections of steeper incline and forest. Mostly full sun.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Beautiful views, started out easy and became moderate, which ended up a perfect ending to a beautiful day. I went with a friend who had been on this trail many times. We got lost a little on the way back, but I assured her that if it got dark, I would sleep on one of the many benches, and eat her for dinner. We found the parking lot. Win Win!

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Grassy meadows. Wildflowers in the spring.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Very pretty and a little challenging on the way out on the legs!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

One of my favorite spots. Good for a walk or a hike.

Friday, March 25, 2016

This was a wonderful hike. Some trails were easy and some were more of a task to walk up hill. Will be going to walk the other trails. Must see for yourself.

Friday, March 25, 2016


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Easy dirt path. Leisure walk, great time to chat with friends. Beautiful scenery. Saw a couple people with young children and some people running. The Adobe at the end of the trail was worth the visit. Did not find the area with the rocks and river. Asked a park ranger and he said it was not here and he is working on getting all graffiti removed from any rocks. Didn't see any graffiti anywhere. Overall really nice hike with the family. Don't forget about the mandatory $4 day use fee per person. There was a ranger at the entrance taking the money.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

It was so fun. Not hard at all but was very beautiful.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

It was a beautiful hike, clean and serene. We Started around 7:30am today (Sunday) and there was only a few people. We took our time and ventured through the Adobe loop. We returned around 10:00am and noticed more traffic on the way out. This was a great family hike and our 11 year old twins had no issues with this trail.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The hike is well marked from Hidden Valley parking lot. It's a beautiful walk to the oldest buildings in Riverside County dating from 1846, the Santa Rosa Rancho. Beneath a truly western sky, vast and deep, ancient Oaks, tenajas (pools) of quiet waters, surround one of the state's oldest cattle ranches with few signs of modern civilization in sight. You can sit on the porch where Juan Moreno once cooled himself 150 years ago and have the place all to yourself just like I did this morning... An experience to remember.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I hike the Santa Rosa Plateau every week and the Adobe loop trail, though short, is one of my favorites!! His trail takes you by a little creek and into an oak grove. It is the perfect trail to get out of the sun if you are hiking in the summer months. At one point the trail intersects with the Punta Mesa trail so you could either take the left onto that trail (which is much longer than the Adobe loop and much hotter) or Turk right and continue on the Adobe loop trail. Right before this intersection is a steep part so take your time if you aren't fit! I highly recommend this trail! Very scenic!

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