This past weekend I went hiking at Mount Rubidoux, a hill with some easy hiking trails in Riverside, California.
Mount Rubidoux is considered to be a very important landmark in Riverside, California, and at an elevation of 1,329 feet, the views of the surrounding area are beautiful. In the winter, you can see the snow capped San Gabriel Mountains to the north, and the rocky hills of Riverside to the south and east.
The hikes are pretty straightfoward. It is 3.5 miles round trip, and there are paved roads that lead to the top of the hill. Pace yourself because the elevation gains quickly, but you’ll be rewarded with stupendous views at the top, as well as a huge cross dedicated to Father Junipero Serra and iconic Friendship Tower and Peace Bridge.
Parking is free and available in a dedicated lot at: 5000 Tequesquite Ave, Riverside, CA 92506.