1. Mount Rubidoux Park
Address: 4706 Mount Rubidoux Drive, Riverside
Mount Rubidoux Park is one of my favorite parks in Riverside, CA. A perfect choice for when you simply want to be outdoors, get a good and safe workout, and breathe fresh air, this Riverside County park is a lovely place to be.
Looking for your next favorite daily Riverside hiking trail? The 3.2-mile Mount Rubidoux Trail might just be it! Paved to be kid, stroller, and wheelchair-friendly, this easy loop trail will spoil you with scenic views on every turn. Everyone can enjoy this trail and experience nature—and yes, even your four-legged friend. Complete this Riverside hiking trail to see prominent historic markers and memorials at the summit. While you’ll come across many bridges, towers, and interesting sights, the most noteworthy one will likely be the cross at the summit dedicated to Father Junipero Serra on April 26, 1907.
2. Box Springs Mountain Reserve Park
Address: 9699 Box Spring Mountain Road, Moreno Valley
Box Springs Mountain Reserve is located on 1,100 beautifully sloping acres of land that overlook the cities of Riverside and Moreno Valley. Whether you’re interested in hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding, this park in Riverside County, CA has options within its 15 miles of trails that’ll definitely meet and exceed your expectations.
Not sure which trail to start with? The 4.6-mile Box Springs Mountain Loop is a solid option in this Riverside County park. Moderately rated and packing in the views, this awesome trail provides breathtaking vistas, shaded picnic tables, and plenty of interesting flora and fauna to discover.
Fun fact: Box Spring Mountain is also the highest peak in the Box Spring Mountain Range—pack a jacket!