Mount Rubidoux Trail

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Mount Rubidoux Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Riverside, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
393 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

rails trails

views

wild flowers

Mt. Rubidoux trail is more of a paved road, but makes a great place for a quick run, a beautiful hike with friends and family, or for taking your dog for a walk. Though it is not a long trail, the amazing views of Riverside make this paved trail a popular place. There is an American Flag and a Cross at the top. Bring sunscreen or a hat. Parking at the trailhead can be tricky to find, and most hikers use nearby parking areas.

have been going for years love it. it's pave so great for running. city view is amazing

hiking
4 hours ago

You can take the paved road all the way up the mountain or you could start at the dog park and take the dirt path up halfway. The dirt path is a much harder, true hike that is quiet but it eventually lands you on the paved road. It smelled like dog poop and urine in a few areas and it is heavily trafficed by pedestrians, strollers and bicycles.

hiking
1 day ago

PARKING:
lots of parking availability. whether street or lot located at the park right by the trail head

HIKE:
pretty easy with gentle inclines and declines. lots of landmarks with history explained on plaques. the only thing i would say that would cause an introvert like myself to have any gripes on this hike is the amount of traffic! there's so many people and their pets on this hike. i had to dodge so many strollers and crazy but adorable dogs and their POOP! that's the one thing, if you're going to be a pet owner, PLEASE PICK UP AFTER YOUR PET!!!

other than that, i'd say this is a very nice hike with amazing elevated views of the city below and cool landmarks.

walking
9 days ago

Great workout. Too crowded and noisy. People play music loudly instead of keeping it at a personal level. Not everyone picks up after their dogs. People sit on the cross base and hang out, not giving a chance for other people to touch it or get close enough to enjoy the view. Bridge area smelled strongly of urine. Would be nice to have a restroom up there for people to use. Nice to see families hiking together.

walking
13 days ago

Good for a quick easy exercise up and down the mountain. You can get about 4 miles by doing entire loop. I got bored just doing the paved road so we take the dirt inclines all the way up..a great way to avoid the crowds! Major pet peeve about this Mountain is that people don’t pick up after their dogs!!! And there are plastic bags offered for free at trail head!! And then there are the rude people that blasts their loud music for all of us seeking some serenity and silence to hear...so annoying. So if you don’t mind a lot of rude people..you won’t mind this trail. Start at the crack of dawn or take the dirt steep trails to avoid crowds.

13 days ago

Nice clean pavement trail ...great for taking your dogs

walking
14 days ago

went with my two sons, my 6 year had a great time! and my 1 year was running like a cheetah. We only made to the start of the mountain but was definitely fun.

14 days ago

Very easy to put miles on your feet.

15 days ago

Nice and easy

hiking
19 days ago

Family place to go and have a nice hike

hiking
27 days ago

I’ve done this hike twice. It was a good beginning hike but I wouldn’t do it again. Way too many people & the parking was horrible.

walking
30 days ago

just another walk really. good for conditioning. Enter from 14th or from the main entrance. Dirt trails give a better workout, and plenty of rocks for bouldering. Great sunset views from the cross or the rock benches past the cross.

hiking
1 month ago

Fairly quick and easy hike.

1 month ago

Love this trail! Amazing view

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail and it’s paved good to do some laps on. Great views and friendly people.

hiking
1 month ago

I definitely like this trail. I love how populated it is and how the 2.7/3 miles feels like nothing. However, I do not believe it is an easy hike! Lol. But I can understand why it would be classified as such.

hiking
2 months ago

No parking and was very busy. lots of dog poop on the road. some people are two lazy to pick up after the pets. beautiful views

2 months ago

Great paved hike. Great for kids and dogs.

2 months ago

Nice trail

walking
2 months ago

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