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

Nice trail. We did the 6 mile loop. It was a liitle hot but a nice breeze. Beautiful views. Clean portable toilets.

Perfect hike for beginners, multiple trails let’s you choose how long you’d like to hike for.

1 month ago

We got "lost" and made a right hand turn somewhere (you can see where A LOT of people have made thar mistake on the AllTrails map) and ended up climbing over tons of rocks and poison ivy. So I guess download the trail map and dont make the same mistake as me.

mountain biking
1 month ago

It’s a good trail but there were a few path that ended in a dead end.
Not for beginners I think.
Over all...it’s good. Very secluded and definitely will be back when I’m in a better shape :))

1 month ago

Decent short hike!

1 month ago

Workout cut short due to coyotes. Be Cautious!

Must have permit to park and do not use Apple maps.

even though the water wasn't present the hike was worth it. Wildlife was present a couple deer and coyote. we'll come back inn ther wetter part of the year. add this and the Adobe house trail together makes for a good hike with some attractions to it

hiking
2 months ago

love this part of the Santa Rosa Plateau .... got to add this to your hike ... IT'S ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT

mountain biking
2 months ago

Very nice moderate trail system. It has many single tracks and double tracks to stay entertained. A good trail to start mnt biking or train.

The system has some jumps and tight corners to get some experience.

There are still several closed trails. Signage can be improved.

Trail is unmarked and a bit hard to follow. Seeing the Cross at the top was worth the perseverance though!

mountain biking
2 months ago

I’ve been doing a lot of mountain biking and some hiking on this trail a dozen times. You have to take note this trail does not have any trees so don’t expect any shade along the trail. It’s best to do early morning or evening time to avoid heat since it doesn’t have shade.
The map on this trail a shorter one but if you want to do longer one you can do that too at about 2 miles. Once you on the top, it a great 360 degrees view over Murrieta and temecula valley. Also the dotted line on the map is not really a correct way to hike or bike.

Good little hike. have done it several times. Ends up being about 5 miles total the route we take. A lot of meadow trails. Hit it at the right time of the year and the meadows are loaded with wild flowers. Very cool!

Really basic hike. Because it's so basic, there can tend to be a lot of people on the trail. there are longer, quieter options that end up at the falls, just stop at one of the alternate points before the main lot for the falls trail.

Easy trail for beginners

Easy hike but today was way too hot when without shards!!!

Beautiful day. Easy horse trails. Nice parking area but can fill up quick. Map quest tried to get us lost take Clinton Keith it takes you right to parking lot. Only downfall as an Equestrian is that you share the trails with bicycles most are very respectful.

The visitor center was really helpful and provided a great trail to follow. Weather was great and it wasn't too crowded.

hiking
3 months ago

Was a beautiful hike, and the weather was sunny but cool. This is one of the more rugged, less manicured trails in the preserve. Saw multiple "watch for mountain lion' signs with plenty of tips on what to do if you see a mountain lion. The best tip is the last one- If attacked, fight back. Did the side trip to the top of Monument Hill as well, great view. Also saw two Rattlesnakes along the trail, so be careful.

Mostly out and back trail, but several ways to make into a loop trail. Scenic always enjoy these trails

A couple survey markers (I found 3) up on Monument hill.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice section on the reserve, visiting the historic adobes and vernal pools is a must if you frequent the reserve! Very well maintained. Honor system entrance fee of $4 ($3 under 12), no dogs allowed on this part of the reserve. Beautiful live oaks and rolling grasslands for most of the way, some sections of steeper incline and forest. Mostly full sun.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail. Water wasn't running hard down the falls but it is definitely a must see.. lots of blue bellies, huge tad poles, and a salamander swimming in one of the pools in the fall.. Amazing views at the top! We will be back!

hiking
4 months ago

All up hill to get to the falls but great views at the top. Bring extra socks Incase you slip in the pools. I know I have.

Kind of lame.. I couldn’t figure out if I was on the right trail.. and couldn’t figure out if it looped all the way around.. I won’t go back

Lots of trails, nice place to hike and go running. dirt paths are wide.

hiking
4 months ago

It was mostly closed off when we went so we just hiked our own trail. Not really a good hike if it’s closed off so probably won’t go back.

hiking
4 months ago

Good quick trail !

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