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Explore the best rated trails in Yucaipa, CA, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Oso Creek Trail and Shady Canyon Trail . With more than 29 trails covering 234 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Deer Creek Bike Path

Deer Creek Bike Path

January, 2024 by thejake91739

I've lived my entire sixty-eight years in the Inland Empire, the last forty-three in Rancho Cucamonga, and I must say I was absolutely stunned to recently discover that the black top running alongside the flood control channel is now on TraiLink and is called Deer Creek Bike Path (even though there are absolutely no signs anywhere designating that name to the path).

Since no one had yet to submit a review or photo, I felt compelled to do so in the hope some naive bicyclist does not set their sights on this path.

First of all, this is/was essentially a service road for the flood control channel, but the city slapped some yellow paint down the center of it and decided to call it a bike path. OK, Rancho, kudos for the thought and semi-effort, but this trail leaves quite a bit to be desired as a "bike path". Deer Creek Concrete Flood Control Channel Pedestrian Path might be a better name. I was the only person on a bike (for good reason), and in terms of pedestrians/dog walkers I only encountered four on the entire 9.6 mile round trip.

Most of it is not practical as a bike path because of the many interruptions caused by busy major thoroughfares. As a result, you then have to get on a sidewalk or that busy road to get to a traffic signal in order to safely cross and then double back to the trail. (Check out the map and you'll see what I mean.)

I would say this path is most practical for and appreciated by the residents north of Church Street as it provides a couple miles of recreational opportunity thanks to paths connecting their neighborhoods to the trail. From my experience, that's primarily dog walkers and residents getting their steps in.

North of Base Line Road it provides access to The Bark at Central Park and the city's crown jewel bike path, the Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail (which I ride a couple of times a week between Fontana and Upland). The portion of trail north of Church Street all the way to the endpoint at Highland Avenue (which is closed to cars!) is safe, but the trail has about a million filled cracks which makes for a bumpy ride.

South of Church Street, FUGHEDDABOUDIT! It's a joke and not worth your time as it passes behind businesses, warehouses, apartments, and the unhoused and their scattered garbage. Same bumpy, cracked trail plus debris such as sand and tree twigs, plus I didn't feel especially safe as I pedaled through the less affluent south part of town.

So bikers, don't bother! This is definitely not a destination bike ride, but perfect for the nearby residents to stretch their legs or to access the dog park or the Pacific Electric Trail (a true bike path!).

San Gabriel River Trail

Interesting bike trail.

October, 2023 by mark0053

We started at the north end of the trail and followed it down by the dam to the south. There is a lot of gravel pits in this area and gravel/rock processing plants so not much to look at. It's like so many paved bike trails in Los Angeles that follow a dried up river of concrete. We were staying in the Pomona area so we didn't want to travel too far for our ride. We can now say we did this trail and won't need to return.

Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail

PT

October, 2023 by mz6bvjp27d

Amazing trail

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Salt Creek Trail (Riverside County)

Great Trail.

September, 2023 by n5ick_tl

It’s a nice trail just need to make it connect to the part in Hemet or possibly make a north / south trail it can connect to for the cities of Perris and Murrieta!

Tracks at Brea Trail

Great Bike and Running Trail in Brea, clean, safe, and easy. Wish it was longer. I also learned something new it has a lower and upper section with stairs and a bike wheel pathway, I hadn't seen before...pretty cool.

August, 2023 by kk19

Great Bike and Running Trail in Brea, clean, safe, and easy. Wish it was longer. I also learned something new it has a lower and upper section with stairs and a bike wheel pathway, I hadn't seen before...pretty cool.

Santa Ana River Trail

Santa Ana River trail June 2023

June, 2023 by sawdustman

It’s been a couple years since I did this trail last. It was dirty etc back then. Today I did the round trip from Waterman to the mountain parking lot and back. Just over 10 miles each direction. It was very clean and wonderful the entire way. A small encampment down by the river below the trail but the trail was awesome. Time to return more often.

San Juan Creek Trail

Nice Trail along the river

January, 2023 by traillink user

It was hard to find how to get to the. It’s a nice trail- only sporadically scenic, but makes a great corridor along the concrete river embankment

Tracks at Brea Trail

Not a good trail for a road bike

October, 2022 by traillink user

Short trail, multiple traffic lights, thorns punctured both my tires

Jeffrey Open Space Trail

Well done!

September, 2022 by otterbob87

This concrete trail is very well maintained and worth your time. Good workout on a bike. My first time on the trail was from Portola to I-5 where I diverted left to Sand Canyon and accidentally discovered the Walnut trail :). Irvine has so many good trails!

Hicks Canyon Trail

Well maintained and safe

September, 2022 by otterbob87

Its pretty and plenty of shade. Many residents are walking and riding on this one so I’ve not seen any creepers lurking. Read “toolbear”’s review its quite in depth and still spot on even after 13 years :).

Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail

A nice meandering route which is great for one and all!

August, 2022 by kiwiswede.ps

A nice meandering route which is great for one and all!

San Diego Creek Trail

Very nice pleasant bike ride

August, 2022 by mark0053

I started at the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve Interpretive Center. There was lots of parking there and on the street next to it. The trail starts along the preserve and winds through Irvine. You can really tell you are in an upper class area as the trail was not only beautiful but well maintained and totally free of trash and homeless issues. It was well marked and well maintained. This is a trail I will do again in the future. You feel very safe on this trail during the entire route.

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