Tag: Riverside

Mission Creek Preserve

Mission Creek Preserve Location: Eastern San Bernardino Mountains, northwest of the Coachella Valley. From I-10, take Highway 62 northeast for 4.7 miles and turn left on Mission Creek Road (dirt but passable by all vehicles). Follow it 2.3 miles to its end at the entrance to the preserve. From the Yucca Valley/29 Palms area, follow…

Cottonwod tree, Mission Creek Preserve, San Bernardino Mountains

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Rock Mountain (Fallbrook)

Rock Mountain (Fallbrook) Location: North San Diego County, between Fallbrook and Temecula. From the Inland Empire, take I-15 to Rancho California Road in Temecula. Turn right and go 2.5 miles to Avenida del Oro. Turn left and go 0.3 miles to Sandia Creek Road. Turn left and go 7.3 miles and look for a small…

Following the trail up Rock Mountain, San Diego County

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Hemet Maze Stone

Hemet Maze Stone Location: Northwest of Hemet.  From Highway 74 (8.5 miles east of the 215 Freeway and 5 miles west of downtown Hemet) head north on California Avenue.  Follow it a total of 3.2 miles to a dead end (turn left on Tres Cerritos Avenue after about a mile and then turn right to…

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Tin Mine Canyon

Tin Mine Canyon Location: Corona.  From the south, take I-15 to El Cerrito.  Turn left and go a total of 4.4 miles on El Cerrito, which becomes Foothill Parkway.  At Trudy Drive, make a U-turn and park on Foothill Parkway facing east in one of the few spots designated for the Skyline Trail.  From the…

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Indian Mountain

Indian Mountain Location:  San Jacinto Mountains north of Idyllwild.  From I-10, take Highway 243 southeast for a total of 15.8 miles to the Indian Vista parking turnout on the right side of the road, just past mile marker 14.0 and about half a mile past Lake Fulmor.  (If you’re coming from the west, make sure…

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Sierra Peak

Sierra Peak Location: Corona.  From the south, take I-15 to El Cerrito.  Turn left and go a total of 4.4 miles on El Cerrito, which becomes Foothill Parkway.  At Trudy Drive, make a U-turn and park on Foothill Parkway facing east in one of the few spots designated for the Skyline Trail.  From the 91…

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Los Santos/Trans Preserve Loop (Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve)

Los Santos/Trans Preserve Loop (Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve) Location: Murrieta, in southwest Riverside County.  From I-15, take the Clinton Keith road exit.  Turn right and head southwest for 5.1 miles.  Once you are in the reserve, take a  sharp right onto Tenaja Road.  Go 0.7 miles and park at the Hidden Valley Trailhead on…

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Blue Mountain (Grand Terrace)

Note: Blue Mountain is currently closed to public use. Hikes are offered by Friends of Blue Mountain several times per year. Call 909-783-1664 for more information. Blue Mountain Location: Westwood Street and Westwood Lane, Grand Terrace.  From Riverside and Orange County, take I-215 north to the Barton Road exit.  Turn right (east) and go 1.4…

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Mt. Jurupa

Mt. Jurupa Location:  11660 Sierra Avenue, Fontana.  From I-10, take the Sierra Avenue exit and go south for 1.7 miles.  The park is on the right (just past Jurupa Avenue.)  From the 60 freeway, take the Valley Way exit and head north for a total of 0.9 miles.  (Valley Way becomes Armstrong.)  Bear left on…

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