Oakmont Park via Teddy's and Oak Ridge Trails

MODERATE 2 reviews

Oakmont Park via Teddy's and Oak Ridge Trails is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Redlands, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1335 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

over grown

This route combines Teddy's Trail and Oak Ridge Trail to create a walking path that winds along Redlands' southern canyons. It recurrently varies in elevation and can be slightly overgrown in sections, but remains both visually and physically engaging throughout. Parking can be found on E Sunset Dr. S next to the trailhead (34.018806, -117.148577). The trail ends in Oakmont Park where you can find seating and shade. From this point you can either return the way you came, or take residential streets back to the trailhead (North on Sutherland Dr., right on Burns Ln, left on E Sunset Dr. S).

hiking
2 months ago

I was looking for hiking trails in Redlands and both Teddy's Trail and Oak Ridge Trail looked interesting, but unfulfilling on their own. I decided to connect the two, and it turns out they make a fine pair. The trail takes you down into the spacious floor of the canyon before climbing up the side of an occasionally overgrown ridge and up to a utility station. The path then takes you out to Oak Ridge Trail, which switchbacks along the face of the canyon, providing a solid workout alongside beautiful views of the surrounding terrain. The trail ends in Oakmont Park where you can rest under the shade of large trees.

You can do this trail as an out and back, or return using a shortcut through side streets. More adventurous hikers could take the Oakmont Trail Loop back to Teddy's Trail through a bit of wayfinding, which shouldn't be too difficult. There's a lot to explore out there, but it can get hot and overgrown so be prepared.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016