Red Rock Canyon - Foothill Ranch

Summary of hike: Red Rock Canyon is a narrow canyon surrounded by dramatic 100-foot red sandstone cliffs. The wind and water-carved formations cast a terra cotta tint from oxidized iron in the rock. Shellfish and marine fossils can be seen in the fluted chiseled sedimentary To help preserve the fragile serrated outcroppings, Red Rock Canyon is open to hikers only. This hike follows stream-fed Borrego Canyon under a dense canopy of twisted live towering sycamores, The leads to the weathered rock sculptures in the upper reaches of Borrego Canyon. Watch for deers that live there freely.

Hiking Distance: 5 miles round trip
Elevation: 600 Ft.
Hiking Time: 2.5 Miles

Directions: Exit North on Alton Parkway from 241 Toll Road, Right on Portola Parkway and turn left on Market Place. You will see Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, where you can park your car and pay $3 fee. However, there's Ralph's parking lot where you can park your for free.

Carpool Location:
University Village Parking Lot
Corner of Iowa & University Ave. 1201 University Ave Riverside, CA 92507
Will leave Riverside by 7:45am.

To initiate a carpool please leave a comment below:

Lunch:

Xodó Grill Brazilian Churrascaria

2143 N Tustin St. Ste 7
Orange, CA 92865

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  • A former member
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    trail was closed

    December 4, 2012

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    Park Rangers closed the park (due to rain) but Stephan saved the day and led us to a pretty
    walking trail nearby, with trees and open views and the scent of eucalyptus.

    December 1, 2012

  • A former member
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    We"re here! :))

    December 1, 2012

  • A former member
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    Five of us on the road from Redlands!

    December 1, 2012

  • A former member
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    It's 630am and raining where I am. Is it raining in Foothill Ranch?

    December 1, 2012

    • A former member
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      It's 7am and its not raining here in FHR.

      December 1, 2012

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    Hey Stephen I live in Foothill
    Ranch now. It's been raining all day and night here, but light showers. It's not suppose to rain tomorrow though so cross our fingers!

    November 30, 2012

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    Hey Stephen I live in Foothill
    Ranch now. It's been raining all day and night here, but light showers. It's not suppose to rain tomorrow though so cross our fingers!

    November 30, 2012

  • Miriam B.

    Hi I am a new member. I will like to see if I can ride with some one on satuday from Redlands

    1 · November 29, 2012

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      Hi Miriam, my jeep actually has 5 seat belts, i have three others going thus far and with you we'll be a complete set :) can you meet us at Starbucks 627 Orange no later than 7:30?

      November 29, 2012

    • Miriam B.

      Hi Tracy, yes thank you very much looking forward to meet everyone :) see you there

      November 30, 2012

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    Stephan, When will you let us know if the hike is cancelled due to rain? Thanks, Patty

    November 29, 2012

    • Stephan D.

      Saturday will be cloudy. No rain!

      November 30, 2012

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    Hi, I'm a new member. I'd like to join this hike if I can get a lift with someone from Redlands. Looking forward to hiking with the group, if not this, then next time.

    November 29, 2012

    • Miriam B.

      Hi Tracy an Angela I will like to kow if you have space for one more I am a new member and I will be going from Redlands as well. It's ok if you can't

      November 29, 2012

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      Yes, I just replied to your original post :))

      November 29, 2012

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    I'll look up some geocaches in the area if anyone is interesting in trying a little geocaching on the way in or out.

    November 29, 2012

  • Sue

    Hi Tracy - would love to carpool-I'm in Beaumont and can meet you where ever you'd like me to in Rdls. Happy to help with gas.

    November 23, 2012

    • Sue

      Jerry - wanted to make sure you received message I sent- I won't be going on this hike- family emergency-hopefully next time

      November 28, 2012

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      Hi Sue, yes I did :) hope you have a nice weekend too

      November 28, 2012

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    Thank you Stephen for accepting me. I look forward to hiking with the group. I shall be carpooling with a friend who is also from Riverside. Since mine was the last slot available, she's on the waiting list and we both are looking forward to outdoor activities such as this.

    November 27, 2012

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    If anyone needs to car pool from near Redlands area or along 91 you can let me know, I have a 4dr jeep.
    Tracy

    November 22, 2012

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    what level is this group?

    November 11, 2012

  • Frances H.

    I can't wait to see these cliffs! I've hiked in northern Arizona and southern Utah, near Moab. Sandstone cliffs are amazingly beautiful!

    November 11, 2012

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