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The Best Camping in Riverside

Looking for the best camping in Riverside? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Riverside. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Riverside

  • Corona, California

    Scully Ridge Trail

    9.72 mi / 1673 ft gain
    Scully Ridge Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Chino Hills, California.
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  • Yorba Linda, California

    Hike the Scully Ridge Trail

    9.7 mi / 2027 ft gain
    This trail offers solitude and serene quiet as you work your way into the hills. If you visit this area after heavy rains, the falls will be running. The trail is open year-round and is shared by hikers, mountain bikers, trail runners, and horseback riders. You can also camp in certain areas in C...
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  • Chino Hills, California

    Upper Aliso Canyon-Sidewinder Trail Loop

    3.52 mi / 305 ft gain
    Upper Aliso Canyon-Sidewinder Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Chino Hills, California.
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  • Lytle Creek, California

    Big Tree Trail to Cucamonga Peak

    10.38 mi / 3182 ft gain
    Big Tree Trail to Cucamonga Peak is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Lytle Creek, California.
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  • Rimforest, California

    Dogwood Campground Loop

    3.33 mi / 604 ft gain
    Dogwood Campground Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to see wildlife located near Rimforest, California.
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  • Rancho Santa Margarita, California

    Mesa Trail

    1.72 mi / 194 ft gain
    Mesa Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Trabuco Canyon, California.
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  • Lake Elsinore, California

    San Juan Loop

    2.12 mi / 335 ft gain
    San Juan Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Lake Elsinore, California.
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  • Lake Elsinore, California

    Hike Bear Canyon Trail to Sitton Peak

    6.4 mi / 2200 ft gain
    A MUST hike for any orange country resident! The hike starts of off Ortega HWY 74 at the Bear Canyon Trail head on the same side of the road as the Ortega oaks candy store. Its recommended you park in the lot across the street from the trail head (tip:there is a working water spicket in the parki...
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  • Lytle Creek, California

    Middle Fork Trail to Icehouse Saddle

    9.77 mi / 3799 ft gain
    Middle Fork Trail to Icehouse Saddle is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near San Bernardino, California.
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  • Lake Elsinore, California

    San Juan Trail to Los Pinos Trail Loop

    21.79 mi / 5341 ft gain
    San Juan Trail to Los Pinos Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Trabuco Canyon, California.
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  • Mount Baldy, California

    Mount Baldy 10 Peaks

    28.73 mi / 10571 ft gain
    Mount Baldy 10 Peaks is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Mount Baldy, California.
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  • Mount Baldy, California

    Ontario Peak and Cucamonga Peak via Icehouse Canyon Trailhead

    16.22 mi / 5610 ft gain
    We started out at 8am on a Sunday, usually parking at Ice House Saddle can be tricky, I would advise going earlier. We headed out on our journey hiking up to the saddle, when you reach the switchbacks there is a fresh water spring, it's the last place you can get water...so stock up! We pressed o...
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  • Forest Falls, California

    Loch Leven to Angelus Oaks

    9.78 mi / 2054 ft gain
    Loch Leven to Angelus Oaks is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Yucaipa, California.
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  • Trabuco Canyon, California

    Camping at Live Oak Grove

    5.0
    Located within an hour's drive of Orange County and much of the Inland Empire, with dozens of trails winding through and above the beautiful and serene Bell Canyon. One could camp an entire week here and never hike the same trail twice. Take the high road and hike the scenic East or West Ridge Tr...
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  • Forest Falls, California

    Summit Mt. San Bernardino from Angelus Oaks

    16 mi / 4775 ft gain
    The trailhead is somewhat 'interesting' to get to given the dirt roads are in questionable shape and some of the roads in Angelus Oaks are not easily identifiable but I didn't have any problems finding it by closely following Google Maps.    Trailhead parking requires an Adventure Pass parking pe...
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  • Murrieta, California

    Fisherman's Camp Loop and Tenaja Falls

    6.8 mi / 1017 ft gain
    Fisherman's Camp Loop and Tenaja Falls is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Lake Elsinore, California.
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