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Colton Rail-Trail

1.9 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Santa Ana River Trail

50.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Santa Gertrudis Creek Trail

3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Victoria Avenue Bike Path

6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This urban trail travels along the side of North Colton Avenue and South Inland Center Drive, connecting San Bernadino and Colton. The corridor is an abandoned Southern Pacific rail line and will...
CA 1.9 mi Concrete
The Santa Ana River Trail is a 12-foot wide path following the Santa Ana River, a waterway that is cement-lined through much of Orange County but free flowing in Riverside and San Bernardino counties....
CA 50.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Santa Gertrudis Creek Trail is a 3-mile paved trail that serves as both a recreational amenity and an active transportation alternative for locals looking to get to nearby locations without...
CA 3 mi Asphalt
The Victoria Avenue Bike Path parallels a scenic parkway dotted with palm trees that was built in 1892 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The northeastern end of the trail...
CA 6 mi Asphalt

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Santa Gertrudis Creek Trail

CA - 3 miles

The Santa Gertrudis Creek Trail is a 3-mile paved trail that serves as both a recreational amenity and an active transportation alternative for locals looking to get to nearby locations without...

Santa Ana River Trail

CA - 50.3 miles

The Santa Ana River Trail is a 12-foot wide path following the Santa Ana River, a waterway that is cement-lined through much of Orange County but free flowing in Riverside and San Bernardino counties....

Colton Rail-Trail

CA - 1.9 miles

This urban trail travels along the side of North Colton Avenue and South Inland Center Drive, connecting San Bernadino and Colton. The corridor is an abandoned Southern Pacific rail line and will...

Victoria Avenue Bike Path

CA - 6 miles

The Victoria Avenue Bike Path parallels a scenic parkway dotted with palm trees that was built in 1892 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The northeastern end of the trail...

Colton Rail-Trail

CA - 1.9 miles

This urban trail travels along the side of North Colton Avenue and South Inland Center Drive, connecting San Bernadino and Colton. The corridor is an abandoned Southern Pacific rail line and will...

Santa Ana River Trail

CA - 50.3 miles

The Santa Ana River Trail is a 12-foot wide path following the Santa Ana River, a waterway that is cement-lined through much of Orange County but free flowing in Riverside and San Bernardino counties....

Santa Gertrudis Creek Trail

CA - 3 miles

The Santa Gertrudis Creek Trail is a 3-mile paved trail that serves as both a recreational amenity and an active transportation alternative for locals looking to get to nearby locations without...

Victoria Avenue Bike Path

CA - 6 miles

The Victoria Avenue Bike Path parallels a scenic parkway dotted with palm trees that was built in 1892 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The northeastern end of the trail...

Colton Rail-Trail

CA - 1.9 miles

This urban trail travels along the side of North Colton Avenue and South Inland Center Drive, connecting San Bernadino and Colton. The corridor is an abandoned Southern Pacific rail line and will...

Victoria Avenue Bike Path

CA - 6 miles

The Victoria Avenue Bike Path parallels a scenic parkway dotted with palm trees that was built in 1892 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The northeastern end of the trail...

Santa Gertrudis Creek Trail

CA - 3 miles

The Santa Gertrudis Creek Trail is a 3-mile paved trail that serves as both a recreational amenity and an active transportation alternative for locals looking to get to nearby locations without...

Santa Ana River Trail

CA - 50.3 miles

The Santa Ana River Trail is a 12-foot wide path following the Santa Ana River, a waterway that is cement-lined through much of Orange County but free flowing in Riverside and San Bernardino counties....

Recent Trail Reviews

Santa Ana River Trail

A Great Trail

March, 2017 by znkfrnk

I'm 68 and I've been riding the trail for over 30 years. I taught my sons to ride on the trail as well. I ride with my son on Sunday from Orangewood to Moon Part in the spring and to the beach when it warms and I'm in better shape. With all the homeless on the trail, I've heard a lot of talk about it being intimidating at time. Hopefully they will move back into the river bed as the weather warms.
In the meantime anyone who would like to ride with us on Sunday is welcome to join. If anyone feels intimidated riding during the week, I try to get out on Wednesday morning.
Frank
znkfrnk@yahoo.com

Santa Ana River Trail

Riverside/San Bernardino portion

February, 2017 by david.pesko

I use this trail quite frequently. The Riverside/San Bernardino segment is approx 20 miles long. I use Fairmount Park as a starting point. From there, it’s a ¾ mile leg to the midpoint of the Santa Ana trail. The 10 mile San Bernardino section has fewer hills and is a little flatter. This takes you under the 60 FWY, behind industry and several other streets. After the trail threads through the 215/10 FWY interchange, it ends at Waterman Ave.
The 10 mile Norco section has steeper hills and bends. It has a few other parks along the way. Its highlights include going under a massive arched, concrete train bridge, traveling through horse riding areas and even running next to a Nature Center that is open on Saturdays.
The asphalt trail is well kept, with a dividing line running down it. You do see homeless living along the river, but they are a part of the local culture. They appear to be west of Jurupa Ave, all the way to Waterman. I have never had issues with any homeless. I have even talked with a few. Currently, the trail does not connect to the Orange County section. Serious bikers seem to be the main users, however there is family biking, runners and even skateboarders. I really like this trail.

Santa Ana River Trail

unsafe

November, 2016 by anarezaie

I am a single woman and I totally felt uncomfortable. Avoid the areas under the bridges. There homeless camps in a lot of areas Worst was in the intersection with 22

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Santa Ana River Trail

Very Uncomfortable for a Lone Woman

October, 2016 by tylerpress

I went out on the trail yesterday starting in the City of Orange. I was on my own. No one mentioned in these reviews the dozens of homeless encampments under the freeways, especially under the 5. As a single female on the trail, I was not comfortable due to the dozens and dozens of camps. I will not be taking this trail again.

Santa Ana River Trail

Beautiful and well-maintainted!

June, 2016 by jacobgraham933

This trail is very long and connects regions that are otherwise only connected by crowded highways. While the river is not the prettiest for the entire route, and there isn't much access to local businesses, the water and shade accommodations are plentiful along throughout and the river definitely has its bright moments. Well-paved and well-signed.

Santa Ana River Trail

lights

March, 2016 by bart7trails

It hard to ride in the moorings, but if there were light on the trail, that would be great.

Santa Gertrudis Creek Trail

Okay for Short Ride

February, 2016 by acewickwire

We parked in a taco chain parking lot at corner of Winchester and Ynez. Rode to the end of the trail and back. Trail is nicely paved and wide enough. Did encounter a few other trail users, including a runner that insisted in running against traffic…well Okay then. Really nothing spectacular to report for this trail. Was good for a quick short ride.

Santa Ana River Trail

Fine If Needing A Ride

February, 2016 by acewickwire

Rode on Saturday (30 Jan). Started at Carlson Bark Park (off of Mission Inn Blvd, Riverside) and rode upstream for 5 miles and then returned. Trail has a good surface and plenty wide for passing walkers or slower bikers (us). My wife commented that not many passers use a bell or warning that they are passing. Lots of road bikers cruising along at a good clip, then again this was Saturday morning when most traffic is to be expected. Even though not a lot of folks gave warning that they were passing there were plenty of “Good Mornings” from oncoming traffic. Scenery isn’t much to brag about, having come from Colorado, but at least this section of trail doesn’t parallel a main road. There are some “camps” in the bushes along the river bed; however, the trail is a distance from them and above the river bed. Plenty of graffiti markings on the few benches and other structures along the trail (then again this is California and can be expected). If needing a place to ride while in the area it is worth checking out.

Santa Ana River Trail

great bike trail

December, 2015 by castasik

Nice bike path but go during active hours when many bikers and walkers are on the trail. There are a couple of transients that live along the trail. The parking lot at LaCadena has rest rooms and parking but I've noticed broken glass from breaking so be careful.

Santa Ana River Trail

Love the view

December, 2015 by ezryder66

I like riding this trail it is peaceful it has nice scenic views and it is well paved

Santa Gertrudis Creek Trail

Great little trail

August, 2015 by julio california

This trail is great for novice riders, walkers and I believe you can actually ride horses on it. I took my 9 and 7 year old on a bike ride and it only took an hour or so.

Santa Ana River Trail

Its nice but,....

June, 2015 by makio767

I think people need to learn to share the tail. The bike people are rude. They think they are God's gift to humanity. I they kinda yell at you if your waking it. I guess they think its a bike trail only. Other that it is nice and paved. I enjoy it.

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