Sycamore Canyon Park Trail

MODERATE 108 reviews
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Sycamore Canyon Park Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near March Air Reserve Base, California that features a waterfall 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 but must be kept on leash.

4.6 miles
718 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



21 hours ago

Beautiful view and no rocks. Smooth trail.

6 days ago

One of my all time favorite local trails! Amazing views and makes a great daily hike to work on that cardio!

12 days ago

Went off main loop trail, had a great 4 hour hike!

1 month ago

Nice trail to walk and hike. Hidden river was amazing place to take a break. Many Coyotes in the area but pretty fun trail for bicycling

2 months ago

I liked this trail hike, there are a lot of trails going all over these little hills. So I just picked one and walked. I found the creek, it was a bit steep and rocky to get down to, but very nice down there. I loved how easy it is to find and park. All the different routes made it more interesting. I believe the sign said there’s 25 miles worth of trail.

6 months ago

First timer... Place is awesome

6 months ago

Fun with lots of options

trail running
9 months ago

Great rolling hills and constant elevation changes. Watch for snakes spring through fall.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Great for Mountain Biking! If you're going yo go during the afternoon, bring sunscreen!

9 months ago

Great place for unwinding

11 months ago

Nice trail. Lots of trails to choose from, depending how far you want to go. We went about noon on a Sunday and there were very little people on the trail. There is no shade, so as the temperature gets warmer either go first thing in the morning or around sunset.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Love this place been back here several times the views are gorgeous thanks to all the rain... and its such a great work out.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

nice views

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Great scenery and great places to explore

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Nice park. Good hiking trails.

Monday, January 09, 2017

I loved this hiked. The trails are endless. Great for all ages.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

This is a easy to tough hike. You can choose many trails to make it easy or hard. Some trails dead end. If your not on a time schedule, enjoy the journey. If so stay on the main trail which is pretty wide. I hiked this trail and did the loop of 4.3 miles. Saw a totally of 3 other individuals the hold hike. It was a great day!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Good trails nice view of the sunset

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

fun and levels of difficulty for everyone

Sunday, July 10, 2016

very challenging at beginning.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Nice casual trail walk to get me back on track.

Friday, July 01, 2016

This one of my favorite "quick hikes"- There are small waterfalls along the way along with great views of downtown Riverside, Mt Rubidoux, Canyon Crest Golf course, etc. There is a nature center at the main entrance along with a variety of paths to choose from. Its located very close to the Canyon Crest Towne Center. Watch out for Rattlesnakes , other than that it's a very safe place to hike for any skill level.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Not much of a hike but it is a nice walk. Just watch out for rattlesnakes.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

very nice trails great views saw a coyote along the way

Monday, December 15, 2014

A kid in a security truck spied on us the whole way and then yelled at us, said she would call the cops on us. Don't think she really knew what her job was. I told her to go ahead and call and then she continued to spy but didn't approach is again.

Friday, December 27, 2013

My teen-aged daughter and I did this hike this morning and quite enjoyed ourselves. We encountered five solo mountain bikers and one hiker. The terrain was dry but has patches of green due to recent rains. I imagine this will be a beautiful place in a month with a couple of more rains. We did not see any wildlife except some birds, a pair of cranes being some of them. It was quite a peaceful hike, which was the perfect place for mother-daughter time.

trail running
Monday, November 11, 2013

While the physical landscape of the park is dry and very brown, the trails meet all the practicalities for trail running. The paths are wide enough to maneuver around mountain bikers and walkers. Also, there are great aerial views of the city and nearby mountains.

I accessed the trails at an entrance behind Sycamore Highlands Park. There is street parking and water fountains there.

mountain biking
Saturday, December 15, 2012

This place has all sorts of trails to MTB that can entertain you for hours. Lots of single track and is moderately easy to ride. There isn't very high elevation you gain or very technical, but it is a lot of fun to ride with a variation of up an downhills. The last two times I was here it was somewhat lonely. One time was a Friday afternoon the other a sunday afternoon. You see people but scattered around but its not too crowded. Worth checking out.

Friday, September 28, 2012

I just hiked here for the first time this week and loved it. Then went back 2 more times. Haven't hiked all the trails yet, but I did hike the trails leading up to the highest peak.

This was an Easy to Moderate hike for me, and lots of trails to choose from. Will have to come back and do some mountain biking. And get further into the Southern sections.

I entered through the North Trailhead at Central Ave.

It gets pretty hot here so definitely bring bottles of water or hydration pack.

trail running
Monday, August 06, 2012

I have run Sycamore Canyon numerous times with T.R.E.D. Running Group. We start at the trailhead off Central Avenue. The trail goes out and immediately splits into dozens of single-tracks that weave, twist and turn with quick sharp inclines and drops. We usually do an 8 mile loop of the perimeter, at times crossing a small lush creek that cuts through rugged brown hills. The trails can get very technical with jagged rocks and brush sometimes choking the trails but they level out after a mile or two. A fun trail for a tempo run or steady mileage. Minutes from downtown Riverside, this natural corridor is one to take advantage of.

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