Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

8/4/18 - Came here with my boyfriend and 6month old pup. It was hard to find the entrance but we lucked out by seeing another couple Park and climb up. If you see the Lake Hills sign that’s where you begin your hike. I’ve lived in Corona for 14 years and the first time hiking here so it was beautiful! Didn’t know Corona had hidden treasures. This hike was not so long and easy to follow with the colorful graffiti guiding you.

on Fresno Canyon Trail

16 days ago

Hiked this trail a few times as a conditioning trail in the evenings, nice view from the top. Not to boring but enough to give you a workout.

off road driving
19 days ago

Fun trail. We took Indian Truck Trail and went right at the main divide up to Santiago Peak. Trail was easy in our stock Rubicon with about three rocky parts with erosion ruts but they were fun. Highly recommend for an afternoon that is close to home. Took us about three hours round trip.

It was a good easy hike, it is definitely kid friendly, had a good time.

hiking
1 month ago

Not my favorite trail mainly because your right along the freeway for most the way and mostly the only thing you see is the 91 and the traffic in the morning. The abandoned building toward the top is not actually part of the trail but that was cool to go look at too.

Make sure you go straight past those rocks when you get to the hiking information board and you will find a maker called nature trail. Super easy and fun walk but lots of poison oak so just stay on the trail. One of Coronas hidden historical places. Many people probably didn’t know that that mine was here long before corona was established and before people even decided to settle here so lots of historical importance to this mine which is overlooked.

Nice short easy hike but very dirty! Please when hiking this path bring a trash bag to help clean up. People please don’t leave your trash.

From the app's directions could not find trail head.

This trail is rated hard and it was. But definitely worth the cardio workout. The last portion is super steep and the dirt is really lose so we weren’t able to complete it. Great views from the top.

Note: The dirt road that leads to this trail is rough and not suitable for most sedans. Mid to high clearance vehicles are recommended.

This is a beautiful canyon hike with a good amount of shade. It’s pretty busy though, so if you’re not a fan of crowds, come during the week or early on the weekend.

I’ve been to numerous of trails and this one was just ok. Definitely not kid friendly. My son kept sliding. If you want to avoid hiking, you may keep driving to top of the hill and go through the gate to go down the stairs instead.

off road driving
2 months ago

Fantastic off road adventure with lots of Geocaches along the route. We took a slightly different path and took a left at Main Divide and went back to Lake Elsinore area. High clearance is a must on this route, and 4x4 is highly recommended. Mostly it's dry but there are a lot of rocks (some medium to large, at least on the route we took) and larger ruts. All in all, it was awesome and had a georgous section through the trees.

very colorful!!!!

Short hike..no shortage of grafffitt...actually colorful.

walking
2 months ago

Took my girlfriend up the trail. Definitely a nice place to get away from the city. Great view of the freeways.

Great family hike. Lost a pair of Maui Jim prescription glasses today, though. If found, please call Jason at 714-910-4101.

off road driving
2 months ago

Went today in my ford ranger 2wd. Very easy trail and the scenery was nice throughout the entire run. Especially like it towards the middle where the pine trees cover you on both sides

off road driving
2 months ago

Easy fun trail with awesome views. 4wd recommended. Please don’t litter and watch for hikers.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice, easy trail that is shaded in most parts. Pretty oak trees line the way as you follow a thin creek.

Easy trail. Graffiti is fun and it guides you for most of the trail. We went in mid-May when the temp was only 74 but I could see this getting hot.

Hard hike due to the rocks. Take a walking stick. I did have a bad slip over some rocks and gravel. I did find the water fall.

Total surprise water fall right in the residential area of Corona, CA. Short hike with about 200-ft elevation gain. Bring a trash bags to help take down discarded cans of spray paints.

hiking
3 months ago

If you continue to take this trail up and up and up, you will eventually get to Sierra Peak. Sierra Peak is easy to recognize because there are numerous antennas, cell towers and such on the summit. There are not any signs after the trailhead sign but if you keep taking the main trail, you will find Sierra Peak but it will be about 4 1/2 miles each way. The trail starts out very easy with a gradual incline on a fire road. You will pass over a street and continue to gain elevation. There are VERY steep areas which surprised me. I recommend bringing hiking poles (which I did not bring) and good hiking boots, especially for the return trip.

Additionally, unless you love extreme heat, do this hike early or on a cool day because there is no shade at all.

Normally, I would give this type of hike (mostly fire-type road) a 2 or 3-star but the extreme steepness, spring wildflowers, and the windy cool day made it a wonderful hike.

off road driving
3 months 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 !

Went to go hiking today and there was a brand new fence around opening to trail. Does anyone know of a different way to get to the trail?

Nice hike. Great little falls at the end

trail running
3 months 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.

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