Walker Canyon Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Walker Canyon Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Alberhill, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
734 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

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nature trips

walking

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views

wild flowers

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Walker Canyon is a canyon in the Temescal Mountains, in Riverside County, California. It divides Alberhill Summit, on the west and the balance of the range to its east. Temescal Creek flows northward through the canyon from where it heads at 33°42′33″N 117°21′43″W in Warm Springs Valley into the upper reach of the Temescal Valley near Alberhill, California. Coming from the Temescal Mountains to the east, Gavilan Wash has its confluence with Walker Canyon near mid way along its length, and Alberhill Canyon has its confluence with Walker Canyon at its mouth. Near Lake Elsinore, California, I-15 passes between Temescal Valley and Warm Springs Valley through Walker Canyon on the east side of Temescal Creek.

2 months ago

This was Such a beautiful hike during the super bloom. There were just so many awful people there stomping on all the flowers and mistreating
The area.

walking
2 months ago

Easy trail, pretty flowers ❤️

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful flowers this year but very crowded and hot!

4 months ago

4 months ago

Nice trail, but not great for hot weather as there is zero shade. First incline is steep, but once you reach elevation it levels off and is a lovely hike. great views of the Saddleback range. Bring a hat and water, look out for rattlesnakes. Note: if youre wondering, poppies and most showy wild flowers are done for the season. Lots of mustard and lupin still though.

4 months ago

4 months ago

Dusty and busy with people. Getting a chance to see the poppies in bloom was the only real highlight. The trail is quite boring. You'll see a lot of people not wearing the proper footwear attempting this. I'm not sure if this could be considered moderate, it felt pretty easy. Came here twice, once during the bloom in early March and again on Easter.

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4 months ago

This trail is okay you have some nice views of the surrounding mountains that's basically all you will get to see on this trail.
I miss out on the spring flower blooms instead i got annoying flying insects, but that's nature you cannot do nothing about it.

hiking
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5 months ago

April 15, 2017 - Drove an hour to get here today only to find out they closed the trail last night. The ranger at the trailhead said there have been too many people going off the trail. A biologist did an assessment last night and said the park needs to be closed indefinitely. And apparently there aren't anymore flowers according to the ranger anyway.

hiking
5 months ago

Came here for the flowers - lots of golden poppies! Flat wide dirt road with a gradual incline. Easy. Very exposed so bring a hat. Doable in sneakers and no poles. Lots of people taking pictures at the beginning but the crowd thins out about 30 minutes into it.

5 months ago

Hiked this trail early morning. Beautiful wildflowers and nice views. I found the hike to be easy, it's basically a dirt road. You can stray off path and climb a random mountain to make it more difficult. I will definitely be hiking here often during the summer.

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