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

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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.

8 hours ago

love this place, so does my kids and dogs

6 days ago

First time and it was amazing...

12 days ago

Great views on hot summer nights. I have plantar fasciitis so it killed my heels but there’s plenty of spots at the top to rest. Best to go around 7 or 8pm

18 days ago

Easy, beginner trail. Family friendly.

24 days ago

Took a group of senior citizens up to Cross and back. It took 90 minutes. When I go with my fit friends, it takes 30 minutes. Great conditioning hike!

25 days ago

1 month ago

Super easy and AWESOME 360 view!!! Beautiful sunset too!!! There was lots of people up there but it was suck a pretty view. And although you can get up to the top the long paved path around the mountain you can also climb straight up the side which is a little more steep.

trail running
1 month ago

Loved loved loved this hike !! Super fun and great views

walking
1 month ago

Lots of foot traffic, best walked at sunrise, sunset, or winter days. Can get pretty hot in the summer.

1 month ago

Excellent view

walking
1 month ago

Great scenic view once you get to the top. a great hidden gem of a hike.

1 month ago

Fantastic views and great hike. Very popular trail with lots of people with dogs and baby strollers.

2 months ago

Super easy . Very crowded. Still very fun to do:)

hiking
2 months ago

Very highly trafficked, I would reccomend going in the early afternoon. The trail is paved and pretty easy, but lots of people hike off the trail and climb the rocks. I would not recommend this to novice hikers. Absolutely gorgeous views, especially during the golden hour.

hiking
2 months ago

Very interesting to find different routes for hiking. Yes at the side of the riverbottom there's a trail there. But the disgusting part, wherever trail you go, there are lots of animal poop that owners don't care about it.

2 months ago

Good trail..some incline. Nice views easy enough for kids. No bathrooms on the trail only at the park.

2 months ago

Easy beginner trail. (In my opinion) be careful there are rattle snakes. Even better of a hike during the evening! :)

2 months ago

Nice trail. It has great views. I will definitely visit it again!!!!

2 months ago

Such an amazing trail!! Loved the views!!

2 months ago

Super easy, all paved. Benches along the trail. Walked with 6 & 7 year olds & no issues.

hiking
3 months ago

Still has beautiful wild flowers!

3 months ago

I LOVE MT RUBIDOUX !!

walking
3 months ago

Nice workout. Paved Traill, kid/ stroller friendly. Nice trail for an early morning/ evening run.

3 months ago

good for kids and dog friendly

3 months ago

Took my littles, 4 and 7 on this hike for the first time today. It was BEAUTIFUL!! There was a steady flow of people but everyone was very considerate to those around them. The kids were so excited when they made it to the cross!! We will definitely be back.

3 months ago

Great safe walk with family or challenge yourself and run up the back side!

4 months ago

This is always going to be favorite “go to” trail. I love the view and the length and variety that this trail has to offer. Free convenient parking is a short walking distance from the base of the trail on either the street or at the park. It’s also a perfect trail for strollers, dogs leashed, even children. Great trail the whole family can enjoy. Watch out for little critters passing by (just like you would encounter on any nature walk). Make sure to wear a hat and bring lots of water during the summer months because there isn’t a whole lot of shade. The trail can take anywhere from 1-1.5 hours depending on if you do the entire trail or just the quick loop around. As long as you’re staying on the designated paths provided, you’re sure to enjoy a safe and fun exercise :)

4 months ago

good for family. has nice views of the city.

4 months ago

Love going before the sunrise, the view is unbelievable.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked up here on a beautiful morning. Great hike for beginners but I chose to scale some rocks up near the top as well. Architecture of the place is reminiscent of Old California. Missions and the like. Great hike and can’t say enough about the views from all angles of this trail.

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