Explore the most popular forest trails near Corona with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

off road driving
13 days ago

Indian truck trail is one of our favorite close to home trails. Nice, easy trail for beginners. Connects with the main divide, and once you get to the top you can go left to Santiago peak and follow it down into Orange County or go right and head into Silverado Canyon. The view from the top is amazing!

this is a very steep long trail. nice views. Just make sure you go on a cool day. not much shade. But the views are worth it !

Nice hike. Great little falls at the end

trail running
27 days ago

The trailhead is in a new residential area. A small amount of trash is present. It looks like people sometimes dump here. A mile in there is a church retreat. It’s a nice quiet area to have one.

The first four miles the trail is dry and dusty. This is where it’s not to fun when the off-road vehicles pass. The day I was on the trail there were not too many. I saw a couple of hikers, a guy on mountain bike, Motorcycle and Jeeps. A little of everything.

Once you get four miles the scenery changes. It gets a lot greener. Many more tall trees. The trail is softer from leafs and pine needles. The temperature is much cooler. The view was amazing. It felt like I was in a different place. I was surprised to find it like this.

I had started my run late and could only put in seven miles to the saddle. From there I could make out the ocean through the haze. On a clear day this would be a cool place to come. From here the trail splits. To the left is Trabuco Peak and Santiago to the right.

I hope to come back and run to Trabuco. It’s 11.5 miles to the peak for a total of 23 miles. I’ll need to bring a pack with more water, food and safety gear.

Incline trail. I grade this trail moderate/hard. We parked on street that led to trail, why drive? The views were okay, the leg workout was good. Keep in mind the trail is full of uneven ground, holes. If your okay with the incline being most of your trail, this is for you! Wish I could post trail pictures for you, don’t know how though.

took my stock 2wd s10 up to the peak and back down had no problems getting up there pretty easy trail has some nice view points.

Gate is closed 2miles before parking lot and notice posted saying Emergency closure April 20th through May 18th, 2018. I’ll try to post photo of sign warning $5,000 fines for being in area.

off road driving
1 month ago

took my Cherokee (Catalina) and boy I got to tell you it was pretty easy trail nothing out of this world just a nice trail been to hard ones but I liked this one to come back again ...

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome Hike! Kids loved it and Mother Nature Gave us a lot of shade along with some nice breeze through the openings of the canyons. Kids will Be Kids, bring extra socks and shoes, A Good possibility they will purposely splash crossing the creeks.

hiking
1 month ago

My primary concern was getting my Scion xB up to the trailhead. I left early in the morning and drove a slow 10 mph but it managed! Decent amount of water on the falls.

Really enjoyed the hike. Shady and small creeks to cross made it very enjoyable. The car ride to get there was bumpy but also fun. Not a difficult hike even for small dogs.

hiking
1 month ago

Great Hike! Just make sure you have the right foot wear. Some small streams and rocky areas to cross.
We took our jeep all the way up, Make sure to Air down on the bumpy ride all the way up to the parking area. So, beginner Off roading & Hiking in one short trip! =D

A must for local Hikers!

hiking
1 month ago

Los Pinos Peak has nice views. The trail itself had a steady incline most of the way up to the peak from where we were parked. We hiked this just after a storm, so it was really misty with fog and dew early in the morning. Would love to see the views on a clearer day from this peak.

Be careful of mountain bikers...even though the trail says no bikes, there were plenty of bikers along trail as we go more into the late morning time. We even had to jump into the bushes off trail to get out of the way of some bikers. Quite a scary moment for us.

Great trail. We ended up having to park 2 miles from the trail head so we ended up with a 7 mile hike. Still very beautiful!

trail running
2 months ago

Nice trail. Great for trail running. Love the variety of terrain and ecosystems.

hiking
2 months ago

Short but sweet. Would be a fun hike to take visitors.

hiking
2 months ago

Got their early and was drizzling rain. Gorgeous hike. I really enjoyed it! You will cross a small stream several times but you wont get your feet wet. They say this is a popular trail and I can see why. I recommend hitting it early to beat the crowd.

hiking
2 months ago

I've done this hike several times up til it meets with Main Divide and gone to the peak once several years ago. My rating might be a little harsh but I like greenery on hikes which is hard in southern california. Its a fire access road so it impossible to get lost. Never gets to steep unless you take the shortcut switchbacks a little before the peak, which we took when we went to the peak. I wouldn't recommend the shortcut. Not worth the "saved time" when you have to stop every so often to catch your breath.
On the way up you walk by what looks like a Korean Church retreat camp. Have seen some guys praying and wailing while I was hiking before. Then as you get further, you start to see Lake Matthews across the 15 and the view keeps getting better the higher you get. As you keep going trees start appearing and they get bigger and bigger, easy to forget you're in the heart of socal.
There are people off-roading so look out for that. Haven't run into any idiots driving recklessly thus far. Friend stepped right over a rattlesnake and only noticed at the last second luckily so definitely keep your eyes peeled and be mindful where you step.
No water sources so bring enough water for the whole hike, especially on those hot summer days

off road driving
2 months ago

Pretty easy trail. Nice for beginners or stock vehicles. Went up on a Sat, and only accessed the lower part of the trail, gate was closed to upper trail. Probably will have it back open after rain.

off road driving
2 months ago

Took my 4x4 Jeep Patriot out on a spur of the moment adventure. Found out about trail on this app. Not really much else to say that the others haven’t already said. I would say trail is closer to easy than moderate difficulty for off roading. Mostly packed sand, single lane road. Several look out points, and other adventure seekers on foot, dirt bikes, and in Jeep’s. It is a longer trail, take snacks and drinks to fully enjoy the entire trail and allow at least 3-4 hours. If you are surprised by bugs in a forest, I don’t really know what to say

It was fun but to get to the start of the trail it takes four miles of off road driving and an extra quarter mile walk. While on the trail, there is a stream and there are areas where you have to cross the stream while walking on rocks. Since the trail is out and back, there are lots of people walking back and forth so if you are walking through a small, narrow area, you have to watch out.
At the end of the trail, there is a waterfall but it’s probably not as big as you’re expecting. I feel like in order to get to said waterfall, you have to be careful, and really climb on rocks and over the stream. You can have children and dogs on this trail.
At the beginning of the trail, after the extra walking, they have a wagon of water bottles you can have only asking for a small donation.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice nature hike. Diverse plant life, particularly enjoyed the scent from fig trees and sound of croaking frogs in the late evening.

off road driving
3 months ago

Went with Funshine Jeep Girls and we had a blast. Slow and easy to the top...15 Jeeps made for a long but rewarding day! Be careful as lots of hikers (very nice) and bikers and motorcycles also share the road. Had a potluck and enjoys the views! Incredible to see so much greenery and lushness! Road balances on pretty much mountain top, which is cool to see from up top. Some very silty parts, few rocky parts...overall fairly easy road to traverse. Would love to do this one again, but stop and take more scenic pics! INCREDIBLE VIEWS!

hiking
3 months ago

love this trail, especially on a weekday when it isn't as busy. **Bring lots of water and snacks, hat & sunblock also advised.**

The first 3 miles are lots of full sun with a healthy incline (from 1100 ft to 3100 ft), with tons of switchbacks. The trail starts next to a newer housing development, and goes about 3/4 miles up between farms and a retreat. Then begins the beautiful chaparral forest with great views of the canyon below. About 1 mile up you can begin to see the top of Big Bear and Idyllwild mountain.

The middle 4 miles go through beautiful pine forest. Nice and shady, but lots of gnats on warmer days. At about mile 7.5 you will reach the top gate where it T's with North Main Divide. Here you can see Catalina on a clear day. Turning right will take you to the peak/ Holy Jim Trail.

The last 3 or so miles is lots of sun, and some oak forest (about 1/4th of the remaining trail.) the peak has great views on a clear day but isn't spectacularly beautiful itself.

9.5 hours round trip, walking ~ 2.8 mph with a lunch break. (your booty will hate you tomorrow.)

hiking
3 months ago

Drive in is funner than the hike.

hiking
3 months ago

One of my favorites, very quiet and doesn't have much traffic.

off road driving
3 months ago

Great trail, first adventure in my recently acquired 4x4 toy. The road was n good condition, scenery was nice. Great views from the top. We could see the ocean and Catalina island. It was a beautiful day for an adventure.

3 months ago

The dirt road driving into the trailhead is not paved, it's rocky & bumpy. We saw small cars from a Honda Civic to big SUVs driving through. Just drive slow. You can also buy a Adventure pass at the General store, if you don't have one already.
The hike was scenic & kid friendly. Ours were between the age of 5-10yrs & they loved this hike! Enough to come back again. Its also dog friendly. Watch out & step aside for The Off Road Cyclers, they look like they were having fun riding down the bumpy trail.
Along the trails you'll find small cabin houses, native plants, birds, streams, fallen branches & big rocks to climb on. At the end of the trail you'll discover a small waterfall about 15 ft high.

off road driving
3 months ago

Pretty easy trail, great views. Watch for mountain bikers dirt bikes and other vehicles since most of it is only wide enough for a single vehicle.

Nice road only a few difficult areas but beautiful scenery. Will do it again

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