Lake Perris Area Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Lake Perris Area Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Perris, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

4.2 miles 1751 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips



wild flowers


Hidden among rock-studded hills, 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.

5 days ago

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.

29 days ago

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

I think I just lost ten pounds... Good workout, beautiful scenery...

2 months ago

7 months ago

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!