Simpson Park Trail

MODERATE 85 reviews
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Simpson Park Trail is a 13.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hemet, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
13.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,011 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

18 days ago

its close, up to speed for me, and I would be ok doing this trail by myself.

28 days ago

This trail system only gets better through the years. The group that designs and builds the trails know their stuff when it comes to trail layout.

1 month ago

Nice Chill Place To Hike

hiking
3 months ago

Nice view all dirt trail..for foot or bike i can hike at my own pace and not see anyone on this trail.I like the solitude. .Take water.

hiking
3 months ago

Cool hike.

3 months ago

Love this place. One of our favorites. Been here several times. My kids love it here. There’s a road to hike along or you can venture into other dirt trails. It’s a great spot to check out if you’re in Hemet.

hiking
5 months ago

A great place to hike and enjoying seeing my do having so much fun

hiking
5 months ago

Just recently re-opened for vehicles. Clean trails, everyone we met/pass on the trails were very nice. Will go back again to check out other trails. We did the Crest Trail to the American flag and another small trail. 4 stars instead of 5 because the drinking fountains were not working and there were no maps. But we will be back (with a downloaded map and extra water lol)

backpacking
5 months ago

Cool area! You can make it as short or as long as you wish.... Good time. Fun for all levels. I would not rate this moderate though.

6 months ago

trails are for your occasionally walker & not your beginner walker due to the up/ down of the trails. Nice trails, for various people, families & dogs. Directions are easy to get to the park.

trail running
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Good trailrunning but zero shade to speak of. So make sure to hydrate and be cautious of rattlesnakes!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Is soo wort it

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The view at the top is worth it

Friday, May 05, 2017

love every minute of Simpson Park the best Trails ever

hiking
Friday, March 10, 2017

GREAT hiking. Lots of different trails

hiking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

I love spending the day at Simpson

mountain biking
Friday, February 17, 2017

Great

hiking
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

I'm out there almost every Friday so a good 6 mi hike helps lift my mood. several trails and loops from east to tough. not crowded at all

mountain biking
Tuesday, February 07, 2017

nearly all trails are very good and fun singletrack. Not much traffic thankfully, and great views. I love riding here.

hiking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

This is a great hiking area! You can do a short hike with little kids or a longer haul if you like. There are also picnic areas there and breath-taking views in the winter with the snow capped mountains!!

hiking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Great hike! Beautiful scenery!

hiking
Saturday, January 14, 2017

It's a beautiful area. There weren't very many people the day we went, which made it peaceful. The only downfall is that there are homes nearby, which takes away from the natural setting.

hiking
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Beautiful views of the valley, very hot in summer, bring lots of water. Full loop is not kid-friendly but there are lots of short trail options to explore. A lot of trash and debris, always pack it in, pack it out.

mountain biking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

As a novice rider this area was very challenging with a lot of technical turns, inclines, downhills and rock formations to maneuver. Great ride with plenty to challenge you.

hiking
Friday, September 09, 2016

A quick hiking fix. A lot of mountain bikers, so be careful. Overall a fun place with decent views.

hiking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

There are SO MANY trials at this park! They also have picnic areas, restrooms, and water fountains. Truly a great place to come to over and over again! SPECTACULAR views of the city too.

hiking
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Awesome park, you can always switch up a new trail everything you go and it's fun for the whole family.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

awsome

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Awesome view of the lake! Over all good hike!

hiking
Sunday, February 22, 2015

No real set trail and the maps are worthless. Make sure you hike and navigate based on landmarks, rocks, water tanks, etc. It has a little bit of everything which is nice. Boulders, narrow paths, self made paths, flat, hills, flowers, shrubs, etc. If you go through the entrance gate and drive about 3/4 of a mile up the hill there is parking, bathrooms, welcome center, etc. There is also a picnic area there with tables. I really liked it here and who knew Hemet had such and awesome place to hike. There isn't a lot of shade so bring a hat. Also, driving to the park is a little strange, lots of turns, narrow roads, and neighborhoods and then all of a sudden the park entrance is there.

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