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All homeless gone! Rode to beach twice last week from Orange! We enjoy this trail!
Tried heading for the beach today. The trail was open. All the homeless are gone and they put up fences in all the areas the homeless were camping out. I went to Moon Park and it was clear all the way. There were my smiling cyclist on the trail. Spring is here and the trail is clear. See all you kids out there.
Currently both trails have sections closed so you can't ride end to end as of 3/30/18.
Great trail- thanks TrailLink app!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
It hard to ride in the moorings, but if there were light on the trail, that would be great.
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.
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.
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