Pumpkin Rock Trail [CLOSED]

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Ingalls Park

Pumpkin Rock Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Norco, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 380 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

Please note: Users have reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. There is a secondary trailhead off of Crestview Dr.

hiking
no shade
over grown
rocky
11 days ago

Signs say trail is open 5/15/2020 by Pikes Peak and Animal Shelter. Overgrown past the horses towards crestview. Came back on the smaller trail on the left side of the USA sign. Right trail at fork is much steeper than left. Saw possible rosy or gopher just saw tail. 71* felt warm at 9:45a. 4.5 year old made it up and was carried down. Couldn’t let the baby down because of all the broken bottles.

hiking
no shade
scramble
20 days ago

It’s open now, but there’s tons of glass shards near the top where the pumpkin rock is. Hiking shoes probably a good choice since it’s really dusty/sandy so very prone to slipping/sliding. Decently easy to climb up tho.

walking
no shade
26 days ago

Did the trail today with my daughter and daughter-in-law. A steep climb up just below Pumpkin Rock, other than that a very pleasant little walk. Less than two miles a good start to the day. Perfect weather, only a little traffic. The wild flowers were beautiful.

hiking
bugs
no shade
1 month ago

Had a good time on this trail, parked at Pikes peak park at the end of 6th st. Easy to follow trails. The way I went by the steel horses got a little overgrown and lots of bees, other than that it was a nice wide trail. At the top it gets a little steep and slippery before the pumpkin. But I did it with two dogs and a baby on my back so it’s not too hard.

hiking
no shade
rocky
2 months ago

Parking is located at pikes peak park in Norco

hiking
2 months ago

I love this little hike but just to let everyone know it’s closed to everyone right now. I’m assuming it because of the coronavirus.

hiking
muddy
private property
2 months ago

I saw Pumpkin Rock from a distance (which was cool) but never did find the trail head. I drove into this horse ranch, but it looked like private property so I left. 14 Mar 20

hiking
3 months ago

Couldn’t find the trail at all smh

hiking
3 months ago

A fun hike to a fun rock!

hiking
closed
no shade
4 months ago

Great short trail, however has been closed due to storms even though we haven’t really had much rain lately. I wouldn’t recommend small dogs.

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

It’s a great hike however it’s been closed for majority of this month Jan2020

hiking
scramble
4 months ago

Lots of loose gravel

fun hike with lots of other trails that go around other hills.

hiking
closed
4 months ago

Came today to hike and trail is closed due to storm.

hiking
no shade
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

super fun little jaunt to the big fat orange rock painted like a pumpkin. we did a 2-part hike same day - we added in Blue Mountain in nearby Grand Terrace to add mileage.

rocky
6 months ago

Great for kids

hiking
6 months ago

i did this hike Friday evening it's a nice short hike, good views of sunset but nothing really special. took me under an hour total and spent some time at the top watching the sunset. be careful about parking inside the fence area of 6th. the sign says they lock the fence at 9pm but they locked it before even 5pm. I didnt park in there I parked at the park at crestview and 6th, thankfully. I did have to jump the fence to get out as they even locked the pedestrian path gate. I literally got to the gate exactly at 5pm and they were chained shut with no one there to help. just warned you might get stranded if you park at the trailhead.

hiking
no shade
off trail
over grown
rocky
6 months ago

For the following hikers: Advanced: <= 10-15 mins up, <= 10-15 mins down Moderate: <= 10-20 mins up, <= 10-20 mins down Beginners: <= 20-30 mins up, <= 20-25 mins down First time doing this hike. Based on the reviews I thought it would be worth the 20 minute drive but it wasn't. Hate to give say this but besides the large Pumpkin rock at the top which was ok. This hike isn't worth the time of someone who wants a challenging hike and the reward of making it to the top. The scenery isn't work it. However if you want to get a good leg and glute work out this steep trail will do that.

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