Explore the best trails near Yucaipa 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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mountain biking
1 day ago

Really scenic and fun to ride. Starts off of Highway 38, and ends at the Angelus Oaks Restaurant. Bits of the trail are pieces of road, because it used to be a fire road. Super fun!

3 days ago

Great place for a family hike. You can make this hike easy or difficult depending if you do the whole trail or parts of it. Entrance and parking is free. One of my favorite places to hike.

11 days ago

This was a really cool hike! The switchbacks and elevation gain keep things interesting and the panoramic views at the top are wonderful. Loved seeing the San Jacinto and Santa Ana Mountains in the distance, as well as the peaks that surround Lake Perris. You can also see all the major cities west of Yucaipa all the way out to Riverside.

I suggest continuing east past Zanja Peak and connecting to Regional Park Trail like others have. Looping it adds about a mile onto the hike and guides you gently down through Yucaipa Regional Park where there are bathrooms and places to rest.

I wouldn't categorize this as a hard trail. I found it to be on the more challenging side of moderate. I don't want anyone who sees the rating to be deterred. It's more than doable.

Beautiful trail

great hike, great for kids

16 days ago

This trail was perfect! Enough to get my heart pumping but not too hard. My five-year-old godson loved it! There are parts throughout the trail that are interactive for the kids. Beautiful pond at part of the beginning of the trail.

20 days ago

Really nice easy hikes with wide trail that at times becomes a single track. Not really much shade but at one point you pass through jungley type brush. The dogs loved it!

Just completely this trail randomly with my wife and son. We did it with vans and some nike Cortez, don’t recommend it haha but this trail was amazing. The duck pond however was dried but the red wing pond was really great. I definitely recommend this trail for anyone just looking to be out.

This is a easy/moderate trail that follows the old route for Hwy 38. Some paved sections still remain, but is mostly dirt double and single-track. There is one rocky / light scramble section early on the route. keep left on this section going up to avoid going off trail (The trail can falsely appear to veer to the right here). While not overly spectacular, there are some nice views of the valley / canyons below. Fairly constant uphill but nothing too considerably steep. The trail ends at a road in Angelus Oaks. Amenities can be found a short walk from the end of the trail by following the road to where it meets back up with Hwy 38.

Mountain bikers frequent this trail, so be alert for riders coming down.

25 days ago

horseback riding
25 days ago

Even before we started this trail we saw a bobcat about 30 yards from us. The trail started out beautiful but became very narrow and almost like you were walking through a stream with no water. also there were tons of snake holes and already being frighted by the bobcat we decided to turn around. Awesome experience though! we also turned around because the trail was poorly marked and we werent sure which loop we were on