DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1145 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 months ago

Took my 11 year old daughter and 12 year old son who have only done Mt Rubidoux 4 mile hikes previously. We did this loop, but added a short trip to the top of Sturtevant Falls after we reached the Falls basin. We went back 1/4 mile to the Gabrelino Trail and headed around to the top of the Falls for a different view and then back down to the basin where our group was waiting. My Garmin InReach registered this at 8 miles. This group of trails is awesome and very doable for almost anyone. There is shade on 85% of the trail, you walk along a beautiful creek most of the way, you see several small cabins along the way, lots of easy creek crossing which the kids loved, even if they get a little wet, and trail is mainly wide dirt gravel mix. The only complaint is the tiny parking lot gets full by 6am on weekends so you will be parking on the road approaching the parking lot and adding mileage to your trek.