Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

13 days ago

yay

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
2 months ago

great trail

Is moderate for hiking but there are snakes on the way

backpacking
3 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
3 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.

Easy if you are an experienced hiker. I've seen people of all shape and size on it. Use a GPS to follow trail because there are a lot of "shortcut" trails.

Pretty easy trail for moderately advanced. Recommended for all fitness levels if you take your time.

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

mountain biking
5 months ago

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

mountain biking
5 months ago

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.

One of my favorite trails near home. I do this one once a week for practice. Going up hill is the best part since their is a little of rock climbing involved. amazing view if Lake Perris

hiking
5 months ago

Trail isn’t marked and hard to follow

Great hike. Lot's of rugged terrain.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike!! Got alittle lost but it was worth it!

hiking
6 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.

nice short hike

hiking
9 months ago

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?

11 months ago

loved it!

Great views a moderate trail a little steep nice view of lake

This trail took about 2 hrs at my own pace. It has a big incline that can get you tired if you are not in shape. Coming down was fun, don't fall, lol.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

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

hiking
Thursday, June 01, 2017

Its not easy, its a moderate trail...;) 7.3 miles back and forth and its hot!

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Nice and tuff mtn.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Great hiking trail, I would say it's moderate to hard because of rugged terrain, narrow steep downhills and uphills. The view of Lake Perris from Terri's Peak is a beauty. No available shades throughout the trail.

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