Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park

Our First Visit to Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park – Riverside, CA

We love to hike, but sometimes we’re more interested in exploring wide-open spaces than climbing to the top of a hill. Last Sunday, my wife and I planned to spend the day roaming the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve in Murrieta, but decided to stay local and visit the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park in Riverside instead. While Sycamore Canyon is […]

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Temescal Tin Mine

Temescal / Cajalco Tin Mines – Riverside

Back in July 2017, my wife and I went for a short hike in the hills above La Sierra near Lake Mathews. When we got to the top of the first hill, we decided to abandon our planned hike and go in a different direction. A few miles later, we decided to see if we could make it to Corona […]

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Pumpkin Rock - Norco, CA

First Hike Up To Pumpkin Rock in Norco, CA

While waiting for my sons to start their next game on Saturday, I took a short drive around Norco, California to kill some time. I ended up taking a quick hike up to Pumpkin Rock. According to Norco Parks and Rec meeting minutes, the rock has been painted as “a pumpkin for over 20 years with some slight variations”. There was […]

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Our First Hike up to the UCR Big “C”

Earlier this year we hiked up to the giant “M” that overlooks Moreno Valley on Box Springs Mountain. Last weekend we hiked up to the big UCR “C” that overlooks UCR and Riverside (also on Box Springs Mountain). The trail is defined on Google maps, so just search for “The Big “C” Trail, 92507″ on if you are interested […]

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