Let's join Blue Mountain Joe who will be leading us up Box Springs Mountain using the Two Trees trail. If we choose, we may continue to the M and C, this will add a few miles. The hike is around 3.5 miles (around seven miles round trip) each direction with a 1200 feet elevation gain with a moderate to difficult hiking level. The path is steep in parts, dirt and uneven. Bring extra water and enjoy the gorgeous views once you reach the top. There have been sightings of coyotes, snakes, and rabbit on the trail. This is a hike with rugged and diverse terrain, and expansive views and interesting rock formations
From the 215/91 take 60/215 fwy eastbound: Take the Blaine Street exit, the first off ramp, turn left (turn right if traveling west on the 60/215) follow Blaine St. all the way to the end. Park in dirt lot where Blaine ends towards the left we will take a short walk to the trail head proper.
Dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved, on a leash, and cleaned up after.
Considering the elevation gain, some may consider this a STRENUOUS hike. So please be in a moderately decent shape for hiking and prepare for a good work-out.
Bring: ~1.5-2liters of water, snacks, running shoes or hiking boots, comfortable/warm clothing.
Lunch: Afterwards, we'll have lunch at Farmer Boys in Riverside:
2901 Iowa Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507
If you bring a guest you must stay with them and are responsible for their safety.
Disclaimer: The Organizer and Assistant Organizers in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/meetup/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging you are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizer and Assistant Organizers of the inland empire hiking club Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.