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

great hike. We were with a Parks & Recreation guide that showed us the way to the M. It has beautiful views from the summit.

Easy hike. I went off the main trail and hit some peaks on the side trails. Then climbed some large boulders to the summit for a 360 of MV

on Olive Hill

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of loose dirt and rocks. Plenty of donkey droppings. Good views looking southwest towards Morneo Valley and March Air Reserve Base.

Drive in via Perris Blvd. and come east on Jaclyn or Katmia Avenues as Kitching running north off of Ironwood turns into a rut filled dirt road.

hiking
1 month ago

Heard donkeys but didn’t see any. Saw a bunch of lizards

1 month ago

we hike this trail alot.. great views at the top.. do not underestimate the short distance of this hike. definitely gets the heart rate going in the way up..

very steep in some places. Nice hike.

4 months ago

yay

hiking
4 months ago

The Cold Creek trail is a wide, multiuse path that skirts housing developments and strip malls. It's an easy, though unshaded, walk. You can easily make this more challenging by following one of the many use trails that go up the small, boulder-strewn hills.

walking
5 months ago

Love this trail

hiking
5 months ago

This is a challenging trail, it has beautiful views at the top. But for me no real scenery or beauty or plant life even along the way It’s super exposed to sun too.

For trail running, this is one of the best I've found near Riverside. First 1.3 miles is near vertical - hard to even get strides in. The rest is a climb but evens out a bit more.

Hiked two trees trail today and then branched off to the north. Great weather and not toobmany people out.

hiking
6 months ago

great trail

hiking
6 months ago

A lil workout. Seen a lot of rabbits, lizards and squirrels. Fenced in trail. A lil bit of graffiti at the top. No waterfall today.

hiking
6 months ago

Many lizards. Very intense hike.

backpacking
7 months ago

A great trek....Took the whole family on this one...youngest 2 years old and she walked the entire thing by herself. Those saying the trail is hard to follow must be beginners...it is very simple. Not confusing at all. Very little to no shade so be careful if you go when it is hot.

Really verticle hike. No shade, but a good workout.

hiking
7 months ago

Quick out and back with an excellent panoramic view at the top and loads of wild sage. There are multiple routes to reach the top of Olive Hill. This map follows the least strenuous route.

walking
8 months ago

love this easy and fast to put in a work out with my dog..

This was a good hike. We went in February. Looks like pretty hot summer hike though.

way way way harder than easy. this is super tough. not Not not an easy trail to hike or bike. easy rating is very misleading.

starting from Riverside off of blain great trail, I've been doing this hike for years there are a few different ways you can start this hike from Moreno Valley and in Riverside which is a little more challenging

Not really good for mountain biking. Views of the sunset are beautiful and if you’re on foot, I’d still count it a moderate hike. Certainly isn’t flat. But on bikes, to climb from the trail head near UCR you’ve gotta have some serious climbing ability. The steepness alone is one thing. But there are big rocks jutting out of the path making it difficult to maneuver. I’m not a pro and I’m sure it can be done but for the average rider, I’d say stick to hiking on this trail.

hiking
9 months ago

Trail isn’t marked and hard to follow

hiking
10 months ago

Found this trail when I decided to try to catch the sunrise atop the infamous "M" on Box Springs Mountain. There wasnt alot of info out there for the M specifically, so i used the satellite setting on Google Maps and saw this short trail that seemed to lead from the neighborhodd to the M. I took my 12 year old son early on January 4, 2018 and hit the trail. We parked in the neighborhood east of Box Springs Mountain, off Hidden Springs and Pigeon Pass Rd, but there is a dirt parking lot you can park at during daylight, opens at 7am. The parking lot uses the honor system and asks you to drop $5 in a box. We initially took the wromg trail due to unfamiliarity and darkness, we started at 530am. We picked the trail that leads from to the right from the dirt lot because it had white painted arrows on the ground Lol. After 30 minutes I realized we were heading away from the M, which sits on the front (or south side) of the mountain. I used Google sattelite to backtrack to the parlking lot and chose the middle trail, which seemed to go in the exact direction of the M (Note you cant see the M from the start, but I know where it sits). The trail is not very clear in many places because people have cut the trail and created more direct trails, but pretty much all of them get you there once you get going. It is about 2 miles to the M and 2 miles back. The trail has some very steep portions that are slippery with sand and gravel and also has areas where you have to step onto boulders and its easier to use your hands. It is a bit tricky because you cannot see the M at all until you are literally right in front of it. After we completed the hike, we realized the landmark you can use is the radio antennas, which can be seen from every point of the hike and basically sit right above the M. On this trail, it will be the antennas that sit in second position from the most right antennas (there are many sets of antennas on top of this mountain). You can sit on the M, which is about 100 feet wide and 50 feet tall and made of rock and concrete and painted white. During christmas and New Years it is lit up at night with LED lights, also good for night hiking. My son made the hike with no issues, other than a little exhausted. it was about 1100 feet of elevation gain. It has amzing views of the sunset, sunrise, city of riverside, and city of Moreno Valley. Highly suggest this trail, but beware there are definately coyotes, snakes, donkeys, and at least one mountain lion. We only heard donkeys, did not see any others, but saw many fresh coyote paw prints and clear mountain lion prints. This should not deter you as this should be expected in any mountain setting, you are in their home. Just take a knife, a whistle, and be mindful.

I went looking for the Two Trees hike but ended up on this trail. I have lived in the local area for many years and never took this trail. It's a great little hike so close to home. Beautiful views of the city and sunset. Trail is easy to follow and gives a good workout. I just hiked a couple miles up to the higher road and stopped, so there is still more to go back and see.

hiking
Thursday, October 19, 2017

This hike is close to home and always a favorite. The path is well maintained and has great views. It's a great sunrise and sunset spot! The hike to the M on the mountain is a good little workout! Make sure to wear sunblock on this one. There is no real shade to speak of.

Is the trail open after Sunday's fire?

Not a bad hike! Best to go after it rains!

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