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Redlands, California

For the best trails and outdoor activities in Redlands, California, the top must-visit is the Santa Ana River Trail. This scenic path stretches for nearly 50 miles, offering a mix of flat, paved areas and challenging, rocky terrain. It's perfect for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Along the trail, you'll come across the iconic Seven Oaks Dam, a massive concrete structure that's a sight to behold. For water activities, the Santa Ana River is a great spot for kayaking and fishing. Another notable feature is the San Bernardino National Forest, which the trail cuts through. With its towering trees and diverse wildlife, it's a treat for outdoor adventurers. In and near Redlands, these outdoor attractions provide a unique blend of physical challenge and natural beauty.

Top Spots in and near Redlands

  • Chino Hills, California

    Adobe Loop

    3.0
    1.92 mi / 312 ft gain
    The best place to park for this hike is at Hunter's Hill park. From there, the trailhead is located on Natalie Road just South of the park. There is a large sign marking the start of the trail, but it does not give a name for either the trail head or the trail itself. For reference, it is the But...
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  • Mount Baldy, California

    Cedar Glen Camp

    4.88 mi / 1650 ft gain
    Cedar Glen Camp is a great beginner backpacking trip just outside of Los Angeles, California. Starting from the Icehouse Trailhead (also used for Cucamonga Peak), head out on the Icehouse Canyon Trail from the parking area. The trail will intersect with the Chapman Trail, at which point, you'll t...
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  • Mount Baldy, California

    Mt. San Antonio (Mt. Baldy) via the Ski Hut Trail

    5.0
    9.7 mi / 3990 ft gain
    Mt. San Antonio, or Mt. Baldy as it is known locally, is one of the cans of the challenging "six-pack of peaks" in Southern California. For this one, start before the Manker campground and head up the fire road. This is known as the "Baldy Bowl or Ski-Hut Trail". You'll see some cabins on your l...
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  • Mount Baldy, California

    Summit Mt. Baldy

    4.8
    12.12 mi / 5958 ft gain
    Located only an hour’s drive from Los Angeles is the top of highest mountain in LA County—at 10,064 feet. Bear Flat Trail (also called the Old Mt. Baldy Trail) offers some of the finest scenery and most rewarding views in the San Gabriel Mountains high country. With nearly 6000 ft of elevation g...
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  • Claremont, California

    Stoddard Peak Trail

    4.0
    5.93 mi / 1129 ft gain
    On the way to Mount Baldy and within the trail system of the San Gabriel mountain range is the Stoddard Peak Trail. The Stoddard Peak Trail, which is basically the old Barrett-Stoddard fire road, goes through the Stoddard Canyon into Stoddard Flat, and then eventually leads to Stoddard Peak. The ...
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  • Claremont, California

    Stoddard Canyon Falls (Baldy Slide Waterfall)

    0.74 mi / 174 ft gain
    Located near the Angeles National Forest, it's a short hike, approx. 0.75 miles roundtrip and just about anybody can go. To get there, input the intersection of Mt. Baldy Rd. and Barrett Stoddard Truck Trail into your GPS. This will bring you to a small dirt parking lot. The trailhead starts a...
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  • Mount Baldy, California

    Sunset Peak via South Trailhead

    4.0
    7.16 mi / 1493 ft gain
    In order to get to the Sunset Peak Trailhead, utilize Google Maps to take you to the location provided. There is very little parking (only a small pull off along Glendora Ridge Road), but this trail is rarely traveled, so there should be enough space regardless of the time you decide to hike! Jus...
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  • 9160 Whitewater Canyon Road, California

    Pacific Crest Trail: Whitewater Preserve to Stone House

    12.38 mi / 1588 ft gain
    Pacific Crest Trail: Whitewater Preserve to Stone House is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Whitewater, California.
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  • 9160 Whitewater Canyon Road, California

    San Gorgonio Overlook via Pacific Crest Trail (Whitewater)

    10.19 mi / 1775 ft gain
    San Gorgonio Overlook via Pacific Crest Trail (Whitewater) is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Whitewater, California.
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  • Whitewater, California

    Red Dome via Pacific Crest Trail

    4.3 mi / 387 ft gain
    Red Dome via Pacific Crest Trail is an out and back trail that takes you by a lake located near Whitewater, California
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  • Whitewater, California

    Rainbow Rock Canyon

    6.3 mi / 1112 ft gain
    Rainbow Rock Canyon is an out and back trail that takes you by a lake located near Whitewater, California
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  • 9160 Whitewater Canyon Road, California

    Whitewater Ranger Station to Cottonwood TH via PCT

    7.79 mi / 1421 ft gain
    Whitewater Ranger Station to Cottonwood TH via PCT is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Whitewater, California.
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  • Claremont, California

    Claremont Wilderness Loop

    4.8
    5.03 mi / 1020 ft gain
    Drive to the top of Mills Ave in Claremont. There is a main parking area to the left and overflow parking a block south on the right. It costs $3 to park for 4hrs. As the name implies, the Wilderness Loop is a loop that connects to other trails in the Claremont Hills Wilderness. You can choose t...
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  • Silverado, California

    Bedford Peak Trail

    5.0
    6.78 mi / 1972 ft gain
    The Bedford Peak Trail in Silverado, California is a challenging hike that offers a variety of natural features. The trail spans 6.78 miles round trip and has an elevation gain of 1,972 feet. It is rated as difficult due to its steep inclines and rocky terrain. The trail begins in a dense oak w...
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  • Riverside County, California

    San Jacinto Peak via Marion Mountain Trailhead

    11.25 mi / 4505 ft gain
    San Jacinto Peak is the second highest peak in Southern California which sits at 10,833'. There are several trails to summit San Jacinto, but Marion Mountain is the shortest but also a tough one. You will start the hike at an elevation of 6300' and continuously climb 4500' in less than 6 miles. ...
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  • Lake Elsinore, California

    Ride the San Juan Trail

    4.5
    11 mi / 3400 ft gain
    The San Juan Trail is located off the Ortega Highway (Hwy 74) in Southern Orange County. It is done frequently as a long, 11 mile climb that is rewarded by an almost continuous descent of 3400ft. The out-and-back trail head is back Hot Spring Canyon Rd from the San Juan Fire Station. It can also ...
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