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

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walking
4 days ago

This is a beautiful spot, but I agree with the majority - this is not a trail in the slightest. If you’re looking for a casual stroll or are in need of something very light duty, this is it. I highly recommend a sunset walk here. Looking west from the far side of the lake, after the sun has set behind the hills is quite the sight. Dogs are welcome and there are bag stations throughout - please be a good citizen and dog owner and be sure to pick up after your pets!
There is also a playground on the “trail” for the little ones to expend their excess energy.
Enjoy!

Trail was not marked. Nobody knew where to go. Terrible!! I do not recommend.

Something to do while camping. Very easy - starts at the camp ground (B) and ends at the water. Out and back! Did I mention this was very easy.

hiking
8 days ago

Gorgeous views of the lake

trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Well defined and great views. Parked for free and campground was deserted. But it was a Thursday. Would do it again, and also Dripping Springs.

This isn't a trail. It's a road.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked in July. Bring lots of water. I carried 6 liters. 2 of the 6 liters ended up on my head, face, body. Well worth it! More like 15 miles round trip when you turn around at the very top. There is a sign post where the Palomar Magee Trails meets the Dripping Springs Trail. It's not a true peak. I thought about continuing the loop to make it a total 19 miles down the Wild Horse Trail, but I didn't want to push my luck for the day. Definitely considering doing an overnighter and camp near the sign posts. I hiked solo and took my time and had an MRE for lunch, so I spent nearly 10 hours on the trail. Certainly not the fastest I can go, but I really had the day to myself. Paid $5 for self parking, probably going to get an adventure pass. I was certainly tired and sore at the end of the day, yet so satisfied!

hiking
1 month ago

Good workout. No shade whatsoever so plan the timing accordingly. Early morning for summer time. I believe it does a loop but I caved in after 6 miles in and turned around

If you go in summer have lots and lots of water. Hike starts at Dripping Springs campground. If you don't have a America the Beautiful NPS annual pass you have to pay to park.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago