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Mount Rubidoux Drive

Easy/Intermediate
 4.3 (16)

A nice, easy, paved trail with great views and great exercise.


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

92%

Runnable

1,277' 389 m

High

868' 265 m

Low

409' 125 m

Up

284' 87 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

This trail is paved. You should have no issues running the entire thing. Occasionally there are cyclists riding pretty fast, so just be careful of them and you won't have any issues. It can also get pretty hot in the summer, and the pavement just radiates the heat, so make sure you have plenty of water.

Description

Mount Rubidoux is right in the middle of Riverside. It is a great place to hike, run, walk, or ride bikes up and down if you want to get some exercise. This is a common run in the area, and there are plenty of people who get out to enjoy it.

There are a few different paths you can take, but they all lead to the same place. Once you are at the trailhead where the sign is, the trail splits. You can take the right path which is the easier path with the slowest elevation gain, or you can take the left path which has more incline, but gets you to the top faster. Once at the top, the trails meet and you can take the opposite one down of the one you came up on and get the full effect of the mountain.

Feel free to bring your dog as long as it is leashed. Be sure it is ok around other people and other dogs. Sometimes there is a good number of people on these paths with their dogs.

Flora & Fauna

Sage, cactus, and grasses dominate the chaparral landscape. Birds, reptiles, and some small mammals can be found here.

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Shared By:

Tyrel Duckett

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 16 votes

#1

in Riverside

#939

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  4.3 from 16 votes
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#1

in Riverside

#122

in California

#939

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Photos

World Peace Bridge
Nov 9, 2015 near Rubidoux, CA
Mount Rubidoux Cross.
Nov 9, 2015 near Rubidoux, CA
The Trail crosses over itself at a bridge.
Nov 30, 2018 near Rubidoux, CA
View of the city from the start of the trail
Nov 30, 2018 near Rubidoux, CA
View off the far side
Nov 30, 2018 near Rubidoux, CA

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