Inland Empire Hiking Guide
Hello Friends and Neighbors!
Surrounded by beautiful mountains and a wide range of natural areas, the Inland Empire has a wide variety of hiking trails that will take you all over with your camping buddies or family!
Don’t forget water and sunscreen!
INLAND EMPIRE HIKING TRAILS
MULTIPLE CITIES HIKING TRAIL
Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail - The Inland Empire section of the Santa Ana River Trail begins in Highland and goes through Redlands, San Bernardino, Colton, Riverside and Norco. See website for directions, bicycles only recommended.
BIG BEAR HIKING TRAIL
Siberia Creek - Siberia Creek is an easy 3-mile out and back trail in a wooded area.
CLAREMONT HIKING TRAIL
Wilderness Trail - Claremont Hills Park’s Wilderness Trail is a 5-mile loop with panoramic views of valleys, mountains, downtown LA and Catalina Island.
COLTON HIKING TRAIL
Colton Rail Trail - Colton Rail Trail is an almost 1.9-mile urban trail along abandoned rail line.
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CRAFTON HIKING TRAIL
Crafton Hills Trails - The Crafton Hills Conservancy maintains a series of trails from easy to strenuous.
FOREST FALLS HIKING TRAIL
Big Falls Trail - Big Falls Trail in the San Bernardino National Forest. Adventure Pass required.
JOSHUA TREE TRAIL
Lost Palms Oasis - 7 miles of classic desert hike past cacti and palm tree— with a view of the Salton Sea.
Barker Dam Nature Trail - 1.5 miles. Cool-season chance to see this picturesque dam as it’s meant to be seen: with water inside of it.
LAKE ARROWHEAD HIKING TRAILS
Deep Creek Hot Springs - Deep Creek Hot Springs is a 4.4 mile out-and-back easy trail with hot springs access.
North Shore Recreation Trail - North Shore Recreation Trail is a 1.7-mile strenuous hike.
Whispering Pines/Ponderosa Vista Nature Trails - Whispering Pines and Ponderosa Vista trails over two loops equaling 1.5 total miles of easy hiking.
Forsee Creek Trail - Forsee Creek Trail is a 12.7-mile trail moderate trail for hiking and running.
The Arrowhead - The Arrowhead is an easy 3.8-mile hike that provides a view of the Arrowhead formation.
LAKE ELSINORE & MMURRIETA HIKING TRAILS
El Cariso Nature Trail - A self-guided hike in the Santa Ana Mountains, beautifully situated on the range’s main divide straddling the border of Orange and Riverside counties.
Ortega Falls - Hike visits a refreshing waterfall, cascade, and swimming hole off Ortega Highway in the Santa Ana Mountains.
Fisherman's Camp Trail - Descends 1.66 miles down what was once a road to what was once a campground nestled at the mouth of Tenaja Canyon.
MT. BALDY HIKING TRAIL
Mt. San Antonio Loop - Mt. San Antonio, also known as Mount Baldy, holds a strenuous 11-mile loop beginning at Manker Flats trailhead. National Parks Adventure Pass required.
Ontario Peak and Big Horn - 14 miles, provides encounters with bighorn sheep, a walk through the Kelly Camp and incredible views of pretty much everywhere.
OAK GLEN HIKING TRAIL
Oak Glen Preserve - Oak Glen Preserve trail is a moderate 2.4-mile loop trail for hiking and camping. Dogs must be leashed.
PALM SPRINGS TRAIL
Murray Canyon Trail - 6 miles, moderately difficult hike that gives the hiker more of a challenge than Andreas Canyon.
PERRIS HIKING TRAIL
Lake Perris - Lake Perris has several hiking trails as well as trails meant for biking and horseback riding. Contact park for current information due to construction.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA HIKING TRAILS
Bonita Falls - Bonita Falls or South Fork Lytle Creek Trail is a moderate 1.4-mile hike with a waterfall in the San Bernardino National Forest.
Etiwanda Falls Trail - Etiwanda Falls Trail in the North Etiwanda Reserve is 6.8-mile trail and is meant for hiking and trail running. No dogs allowed.
RIVERSIDE HIKING TRAILS
Canyon View Loop Trail - 3.7 miles, crosses Whitewater River and incorporates a section of the Pacific Crest Trail to deliver big views up and down Whitewater Canyon.
Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail - 5.2 miles round trip with 675 rolling feet of elevation change. The gradual and enjoyable dirt single track overlooks the mountain community of Idyllwild and is appropriate for hikers of all abilities. The trail passes peaceful streams, quiet forests, and sterling San Jacinto Mountains views of Tahquitz Rock and Strawberry Valley.
Indian Mountain - The 6-mile round trip hike to Indian Mountain starts from a convenient trailhead on Route 243, the main road between Banning and Idyllwild.
Mt. Rubidoux - Mount Rubidoux trail is a busy 2.7-mile that is good for families and dogs.
San Jacinto Peak via Marion Mountain Trail - 13.3 miles, the second highest mountain in Southern California and the pinnacle of the San Jacinto Mountain Range
Sycamore Canyon Trail - Sycamore Canyon Trail in Box Springs Mountain Regional Park is one-half mile suitable for hiking and walking.
Two Trees Trail - Two Trees Trail in Box Springs Mountain Regional Park is a 2.6-mile loop that is for all skills levels.
Sugarloaf Trail - Sugarloaf Trail in Box Springs Mountain Park is a short half-mile hike up the mountain, for all skill levels.
SAN BERNARDINO HIKING TRAILS
Amboy Crater - 3 mile look inside a 10,000-year-old cinder cone volcanic crater.
Heaps Peak Arboretum - Sequoia Trail is the main trail through Heaps Peak Arboretum, covering 3/4 of a mile with 90 feet of elevation change.
Heart Rock - Easy one-mile round trip hike in the San Bernardino Mountains near the town of Crestline. Heart-shaped hole form in the rock wall flanking Seeley Creek Falls.
Marshall Peak - Marshall Peak rises above the foothills of the mighty San Bernardino Mountains and is just a short trip from cities in the San Bernardino Valley. It is a 3.25-mile round trip hike (with 375 feet of elevation gain) to the summit, which serves as a popular paragliding launch site.
San Bernardino Peak Trail - The San Bernardino Peak Trail in the San Gorgonio Wilderness is a strenuous 15-mile hike that can be an overnight trip.
San Timoteo Canyon - San Timoteo Canyon holds trails and a nature sanctuary. See brochure for more information.
Towne Trail - Towne Trail is a 2 2/3-mile round trip hike ascends 200 feet on a gradual rolling course along the base of the mountains on the south side of Big Bear Lake.
YUCAIPA HIKING TRAILS
Wildwood Canyon State Park - Wildwood Canyon State Park has trails for horseback riding and hiking.
Grape Avenue Trail - Grape Avenue Trail is a 4-mile moderate loop trail that travels behind residential area.
Vivian Creek - Vivian Creek is an easy 3-mile out-and-back style trail in the San Gorgonio Wilderness.
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