Hikes & Adventures: Inland Empire, California

Riverside and San Bernardino County area adventures experienced and reviewed by Greene Adventures.

Click on a marker to learn more about each hike or outing, or check out our Inland Empire Hike Index.

If you’re interested in exploring neighboring hikes and activities, visit our Southern California Map or our Hiking Trails A to Z index.

Inland Empire Adventure Map

Hikes are color coded by difficulty (using Modern Hiker and SoCal Hiker’s methodology):

Easy Hikes marker GREEN markers are short nature trails, gently-graded pathways, and routes that are relatively easy.
Moderate Hikes marker BLUE markers designate the “moderate” difficulty hikes. These trails may be lengthy, or have areas of intense elevation gain. They may require some scrambling, but most of these trails are easy day hikes that can be done by anyone in fairly decent shape.
Strenuous Hikes marker RED markers are for the “strenuous” trails. These are long, leg-busting paths that will require lots of time and effort. Some of these trails may venture through dangerous areas and require river crossings, backcountry orienteering, or more serious rock scrambling. In other words, if it’s your first time on the trail, don’t pick one of these.

Inland Empire Hike Index

An alphabetical index of all Riverside and San Bernardino County area hiking Trails trekked and reviewed by Greene Adventures.

Click on a heading to sort that column, or use the Search box to filter by term (i.e., “Jacinto”).

Each distinct Trail is listed once (unless hiked differently, such as reversing the route), to keep the list clean and simple. If we’ve hiked that Trail multiple times, the Guide link will take your to our latest Trail write-up, which will also reference and link back to prior dates hiked in case you want to see how that particular hike has changed through the years or in different seasons.

Bonita Falls Trail on Lytle CreekViewSan Gabriel Mountains2.80660'ModerateYesYes
Chino Hill SP: Scully Ridge - Santa Ana River Trail LoopViewChino Hills4.30600'ModerateYesNo
Chino Hills SP: San Juan Hill PeakViewChino Hills7.34970'ModerateNoNo
Chino Hills SP: South Ridge-Telegraph Canyon LoopViewChino Hills4.5600'ModerateYesNo
Chino Hills SP: South Ridge-Telegraph Canyon Loop (Sunset Route)ViewChino Hills4.5600'ModerateYesNo
Coal Canyon Waterfall via the Off-Ramp to NowhereViewSanta Ana Mountains6.10690'ModerateYesYes
Ice House Canyon to Timber Mountain via Ice House Canyon-Chapman TrailsViewSan Gabriel Mountains11.93388'StrenuousNoYes
Joshua Tree NP: Lost Palms OasisViewColorado Desert7.1477'ModerateNoNo
Joshua Tree NP: Mastodon Peak LoopViewColorado Desert2.5406'ModerateYesNo
Joshua Tree NP: Ryan Ranch TrailViewMojave Desert1.180'EasyYesNo
Joshua Tree NP: Skull Rock & Jumbo Rocks LoopViewMojave Desert1.7108'ModerateYesNo
Joshua Tree NP: Split Rock to Face Rock LoopViewMojave Desert2.64168'ModerateYesNo
Mount San Jacinto via the Palm Springs Tram to the SummitViewSan Jacinto Mountains9.852409'StrenuousNoNo
Santa Rosa Plateau: Sylvan MeadowsViewSanta Ana Mountains2.81117'EasyYesYes
Stoddard Peak TrailViewSan Gabriel Mountains6.19854'ModerateNoYes
Tenaja Falls via the Tenaja Falls TrailViewSanta Ana Mountains1.94300'ModerateYesYes
Whitewater Preserve: Pacific Crest Trail to Red DomeViewColorado Desert4.5413'ModerateYesYes

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