Adelanto, CA Birding Trails and Maps

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Colton Rail-Trail

1.9 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Donald and Bernice Watson Recreation Trail

1.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt

Mt. Lowe Railway Trail

5.8 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Gravel

Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail

20 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Rio Hondo River Trail

17.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

San Gabriel River Trail

39.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Santa Ana River Trail

57.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Sierra Bike Trail

7.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Victoria Avenue Bike Path

6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Deer Creek Bike Path

4.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Orange Blossom Trail

3.5 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
Nestled on the north side of the sprawling Los Angeles metropolis, the Donald and Bernice Watson Recreation Trail (formerly the Duarte Recreational Trail) runs on parallel asphalt and dirt paths for...
CA 1.6 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The path of an old tourist railway rolls through dizzying heights in the mountains near Pasadena in Southern California. Visitors are rewarded with inspiring views of rugged mountains, canyons, and...
CA 5.8 mi Dirt, Gravel
Overview The Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail (also known as the Pacific Electric Trail) traverses the communities of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, and Rialto in Southern California’s...
CA 20 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The emerging trail system in and around the greater Los Angeles area may surprise visitors. The 17-mile Rio Hondo River Trail has become a key component of this system. While much of it follows the...
CA 17.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview    On a fully paved path between the Pacific Ocean and the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, the San Gabriel River Trail connects more than a dozen communities east of Los Angeles,...
CA 39.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview The Santa Ana River Trail is a colossus in the emerging greater Los Angeles–area trail network. The paved trail covers nearly 60 miles in two sections, including more than 20 miles through...
CA 57.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Sierra Bike Trail occupies a sliver of land between active Metrolink commuter rail tracks and Sierra Highway, connecting the communities of Palmdale and Lancaster in California's Antelope Valley....
CA 7.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
The channelized Deer Creek that travels throughout Rancho Cucamonga and San Bernardino County provides water for the surrounding community, but the Deer Creek Bike Path provides recreation and outdoor...
CA 4.8 mi Asphalt
The Orange Blossom Trail, which will one day stretch 7.5 miles traverses the city of Redlands, CA along a two-lane asphalt surface separated from major roadways. Heading eastbound, the first...
CA 3.5 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Santa Ana River Trail

Citizen of San Bernardino County

July, 2024 by fosterarmy

New experience after all these years of cycling and blading. Went with family to ride bicycles. We start behind county records located at 222 Hospitality Ln. Too many homeless with dogs. A white dog chased us on the bike trail between county records and industrial buildings next door. It's worse on the weekends. Apparently, the homeless know that there is no security at night and on the weekends. Do not leave your car there.

San Gabriel River Trail

Ride this trail from the beach to about the 10 mile marker. Nice well maintained. A bit nervous if you don't like steep drop off both sides.

April, 2024 by zakath14606

Ride this trail from the beach to about the 10 mile marker. Nice well maintained. A bit nervous if you don't like steep drop off both sides.

Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail

Unexpectedly nice!

April, 2024 by barbscondo

We parked on the western end in the Metro train parking lot at 1st and College in Claremont. Lots of free parking. Rode a few blocks down First and picked up the trail. This trail is in beautiful shape. No trash, no graffiti, no homeless camps. Part of it has a beautiful separate parallel dirt trail for horses and runners. Not too much shade so would be hot in summer. There’s a nice park about 10 miles in on the trail. The downside is the number of street crossings. Only a few of the streets were busy. But the fun part is that in addition to street crossing buttons for bikes they have high up buttons for those on horses.

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Rio Hondo River Trail

nice trail

March, 2024 by cbsdavetv

We started off at the San Gabriel river trail at Santa Fe dam park, got onto trail then headed to Whittier Narrows, we cross over to Rosemead blvd and Durfee and entered Rio Hondo trail starting point. There is a restroom at the corner Bosque del Rio bldg if needed. From there we continued on trail cross the 60 Frwy and we stop inside park a little while to watch the Remote RC planes, huge planes those guys are good showing there trick flying fun to see , we then got back on trail, and at Sam’s club we stop for a Hot Dog, they are good and cheap. We then continued all the way to end of trail at Peck Road at a little park, then took peck to Duarte rd and got back on San Gabriel river trail side arm entrance at City of Hope trail next to parking lot, that got into Santa Fe Dam back where we started. It’s a approx 28 miles, yes there are some homeless but where isn’t there in this area,. They are 2way bike lanes nice , lots of water in river in march 2024.

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.

Rio Hondo River Trail

Disappointed in this one.

October, 2023 by mark0053

I always try not to get my excitement up too much when riding in Los Angeles. After all it's a huge city with a lot of dried up rivers. We started at the north end of this trail and road about half of it before turning around. There was one small area of some scenery at the north end but the further south we got the worse it got. Lots of homeless encampments and trash alone the trail which is so sad. The waterway was dried up in October so on one side you have a concrete basin and the other side either homeless cities or industrial buildings. I can now mark this one off my to-do list for sure.

Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail

PT

October, 2023 by mz6bvjp27d

Amazing trail

Sierra Bike Trail

Excellent trail

September, 2023 by dave444

This is a nice rail-with-trail for getting around locally in the Lancaster/Palmdale area. A word of caution though - when going north and crossing Sierra Highway from west to east at Technology Drive (1/2 mile south of Rancho Vista Blvd/Avenue P) be sure to wait for the WALK signal, and don’t just rely on the green traffic signal for the cars. This is because traffic from the right (northbound traffic) doesn’t stop when the light is green for the traffic on Technology Drive.

From the southern end of the trail you can also connect to the Avenue S Bike Trail. This is a nice trail (which is not a rail-trail) that extends for several miles in an east-west direction (with a few gaps). There is also a gap of about 1.5 miles between the two trails.

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.

Santa Ana River Trail

Nice long urban bike path.

August, 2022 by mark0053

I've done this trail several times. Last year in 2021 it was totally void of homeless issues. This year in 2022 I encountered several encampments and graffiti issues. I usually start in the middle and do the westbound route the first day and the eastbound route the second. I normally start at the Honda Center in Anaheim and go from there.

Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail

Decent trail but be warned

August, 2022 by vea31599

The trail itself was nice. We started from the parking lot on Foothill, in RC and went east. Nice paved two lane trail. After a while though, you cross city streets over and over again. It kinda sucks have to stop for signals so many times.

BE CAREFUL if you park in the foothill parking lot. While we were out riding, someone drilled a hole in my gas tank to steal gas. I didn't even notice it until we got home. It was $1700 worth of damage. Because of that, I will never again go to that parking lot. Heck, I will probably never use this trail again because of that. You have been warned.

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