Mt Rubidoux Walk To The Top
Join us for a nice, late afternoon stroll to the top of Mt. Rubidoux and then possibly beyond to the mysterious "Hidden Stone Benches" just a short walk down from the cross.
We will walk up the path toward the south and depending on the group, we may get off the pavement here and there and even scramble up a couple rocks along the way. Or we can stick to the nice smooth asphalt path all the way up.
After reaching the top, we'll decide if we want to take the little used path (shown in the photo above) to the hidden benches to the south, take a few pics and then return to the boulders near the cross for a short break and photos before heading back down, perhaps down a side trail.
We will start walking promptly at 6:00 p.m
The isolated, 1,337-foot high granite hill towering above the city’s western edge has long been a landmark to travelers and residents alike, ever since the 1880s when Riverside emerged as the quintessential Southern California citrus town. The mountain was named for one of its 19th century owners, wealthy ranchero Louis Robidoux.
Distance: 3.3 mile loop or 1-2 miles up and back
Hiking Time: 1.5 hours
Elevation Gain: 450 feet
SOURCE: Afoot And Afield Inland Empire by David & Jennifer Money Harris
PLEASE NOTE: PARKING COULD BE AN ISSUE! SO BE PREPARED TO DRIVE BACK AND FORTH LOOKING FOR A SPOT NEXT TO THE ENTRANCE OR JUST PARK DOWN THE STREET IN THE NEW PARKING LOT. THE WALK UP FROM YOUR CAR IS EXTRA CREDIT...
From the 91 Fwy West, exit on 14th Street and make a right. From the 91 Fwy East, exit on 14th Street and make a left. Proceed on 14th Street past the cemetery and turn left on Glenwood Drive. Follow Glenwood Drive past the Mt Rubidoux entrance and park in the parking lot, or on the street. Parking is so much better this year.
The trailhead is marked by a Frank Miller Memorial Park sign. We will be waiting at the rock wall by the sign.
Do not leave valuables in your parked car.
Waiver of Liability/Disclaimer Please read before signing up for this event.
These organizers are not professional hikers or trained leaders and are not medically trained to handle emergencies. Please carry a personal medical emergency kit and any medications you need. Hiking is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injuries including but not limited to slip and fall injuries, fractures, rattlesnake bites, heat exhaustion, poison oak, ticks and frostbite. By participating in this event/hike you agree to not hold these organizers liable for any harm that may come to you, your guests, or your property. Always remember to let the event organizer know if you are leaving the group. Stay on the trail, never hike alone and use you own common sense.