Join us for a Monday Hike!
Two Trees Trail is a moderately strenuous hike in Box Springs. Please note that due to rains there is a lot of brush on the trail, so long pants are recommended. Please also note that rattlesnakes are in abundance so be careful.
Length: 3 miles (RT) OR add another 3 miles (total) by following the fire road to the radio towers and heading back on the fire road
Elevation Gain: 950 ft.
Total time: Just over 2 hours
Dogs: Yes (lots of rattle snakes, so please keep on leash)
Meeting Location Change: Unless RSVPs skyrocket, we will be changing the meeting location to the end of Two Trees Road (upper parking lot). If there is no parking in the upper lot, you can park at the end of Blaine in the dirt lot and meet us at the top.
This trail climbs steadily (and is at times steep) to the Two Trees Park at the top of Box Springs. It offers great views of Riverside, and on clear days, Ontario and the San Gabriel Mountain range. This hike is a great beginning conditioning hike for longer treks.
If you would like to stop here, you may turn around and head back down the trail--OR you can add some more steps to your day by taking the Edison Trail down to the radio towers and come back via the fire road. This will make the trip about 6 miles and offer another set of views.
This section of the trail has some rolling hills but is not particularly strenuous. Many people will choose to run back down the trail, but please move at your own comfort level.
There is wildlife along the trail, including rattlesnakes, so please exercise caution. You may also see mule deer, rabbits, coyotes, and a variety of birds. A sign at the beginning of the trail notes that there are cougars as well.
We expect to return as the sun is setting, so please be sure to bring a flashlight!
What to bring: a great attitude, sunscreen, hat, 2 liters of water, shoes with grip (hiking or trail runners--regular running/walking shoes will not be enough) energy snacks, and a flashlight, as it will be dark on the way down. Because the trail is extremely exposed, extreme heat (100+ degrees) cancels the hike. Please note: 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 bite, heat exhaustion, poison oak, ticks and frostbite. By participation in this event/hike you agree to not hold these organizers or affiliated organizations 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 and do not hike alone.