Santa Ana River Trail

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Santa Ana River Trail is a 13 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Riverside, California that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
488 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

river

views

wildlife

bugs

The Santa Ana River Trail extends from San Bernardino through Orange County. This section goes from Fairmount Park in the City of Riverside to Van Buren Avenue. Well traveled by bicyclists, joggers, and walkers, this section is entirely paved. It is generally well-signed, albeit broken up by the streets around Ryan Bonaminio Park. The route parallels the Santa Ana River Wildlife Area with views of Mt. Rubidoux. It winds through Martha McLean / Anza Narrows Park which marks the area traversed by Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and his party in 1774. From the park, the river channel becomes a large woodland. The trail continues past Van Buren Avenue to Hidden Valley Nature reserve near Norco.

18 days ago

mountain biking
20 days ago

walking
4 months ago

7 months ago

7 months ago

7 months ago

Fun easy ride. Can run into area where transients camp.. some area can be a bit isolated.. recommend riding with buddy

trail running
9 months ago

I ran about 2 miles of this trail (each way, out and back) from the southern end of the construction closure in Riverside. At least in this section, the trail is built alongside or on top of a sewer main, and my run was punctuated by regular mouthfuls/lungfuls of sewer gas. For almost a mile just north of Van Buren the trail runs a gauntlet between two high chain link fences protecting a sewage treatment plant on one side and the section of the river that the plant dumps into on the other. I'm hoping another section of the trail is better; I won't be on this one again.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Fun!!!

road biking
Sunday, January 03, 2016

walking
Sunday, January 03, 2016

Beautiful day for a walk along the Santa Ana River Trail. The trail will be closed Monday through Friday until 2017 for the 2 miles between Martha McLean Park and Ryan Bonaminio Park but is still open on the weekends all the way from Norco to Colton. Lots of bicyclists, walkers, and dog walkers share the trail. It is paved all the way.

walking
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Santa Ana River Trail is closed between Martha McLean Park and Ryan Bonaminio Park Monday through Friday and is only open all the way through on the weekends. The sections that are open are fine however for walking during the week.

walking
Sunday, November 01, 2015

walking
Monday, March 30, 2015