Lake Perris Area Trail is a 4 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.0 miles
1,663 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

good workout. awesome views. signage sucks and parking is $10. love that it isn't crowded!!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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.

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.

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...

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!

11 months ago

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thursday, February 02, 2017