Simpson Park Trail

MODERATE 77 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
2011 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

hiking
9 days 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
16 days ago

Cool hike.

19 days 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
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 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
2 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.

3 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
9 months ago

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

9 months ago

Is soo wort it

9 months ago

The view at the top is worth it

11 months ago

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.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

view is good. directions are EXTREMELY wrong.

walking
Friday, June 06, 2014

Information on the trails here is hard to find. And the map this website offers is in no way accurate. I just went up the first time this evening, and I was a little disappointed. While the view is pretty damn awesome, and certainly going up with very worth while, the lack of good maps and information for this place made my trip rather dull.

First, Google Simpson Park, Hemet, CA. It will show you were the park actually starts. The trails actually start on the main road up. So park at the main gate and start walking the length. I found many sites telling me trails started in different locations, none of which were accurate. The map offered there is a joke and extremely difficult to read. AND the trails start BEFORE you get to the maps.

The road goes all the way to the very top where you will find a parking lot and several picnic tables and probably teenagers smoking weed. There are also two spots with bathrooms. Actual bathrooms, not outhouses. There is a nice little butterfly garden near a pavilion. All in all, this place has a great view and would be an excellent place for a family gathering or a quick get away for a few hours.

Best advice is walk up the road, don't drive, or you will miss all of the trails.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Love it here! Super close and always great views :-)

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