Santa Ana River Trail at Martha McLean-Anza Narrows

EASY 9 reviews

Santa Ana River Trail at Martha McLean-Anza Narrows is a 5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Riverside, California that features a river 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.

5.0 miles
196 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly



nature trips

road biking

trail running





wild flowers



One of the parks in Riverside. Open all year to everybody. Starting from the front gate, follow the main road veering to the left. Once you find the sidewalk, head towards the bike trail along the Santa Ana River. Take the bike trail to the right, pass the windmills, and turn right back towards the front gate.

3 months ago

Walked the trail multiple times. Not much to look at except homeless camps, trash, used diapers and graffiti. I took my dog down to the water and found more of the same. I grew up here in riverside and used to love exploring the Santa Ana riverbed. Now I wouldn’t feel too comfortable doing much exploring. The hills have eyes. Some are friendly and some aren’t. I

6 months ago

Mostly paved bike route good for cardio. Don’t recommend at all. Tried to walk down to the riverbed a lot of homeless camps throughout the riverbed. I didn’t feel safe or comfortable will not do again.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

the other side is good and is a good cardio workout

Monday, April 10, 2017

I like the trail it is peace and a workout . Good cardio and not a lot of people in your space . Would go again this was my first time . I would give this five stars plus for trail running .

Saturday, July 19, 2014

This park is a great picnic & play area with plenty of open grass and benches. Because it connects with the river bike trail, you could potentially walk, skate or bike to other locations including Mount Rubidoux and Fairmount Park. From the trail, you can see the skyline of downtown Riverside.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014