La Loma Hills-Colton-Morning heat and Sub Sandwiches!

Distance: 1.27 Miles
Time: 33 minutes
Seasons: Winter, Fall, Spring, Summer (morning/evening)
Parking: Residential
What to Bring: Sunscreen, lots of water, and comfy shoes (hiking shoes are optional).

 

 

I am always nervous when I try a new trail. On the way to this one I said to my dogs, “I don’t know guys, this might be a bust.” Upon arrival I saw several no trespassing signs at the trailhead. I figured I would still walk around the neighborhood so I could try out the sub place that opened soon. As I walked down the street, I actually found three ways to hike up the trail with no signs. Up we went. Added bonus–I didn’t see anyone else on the trail.

There were more options to make the hike steeper and longer, but I kept it short because it was hot and as you may have guessed…I was hungry.

Where to Eat: SoCal Subs

I wanted to try a new place and found this when I was planning the hike. A great place for subs and everyone was there friendly. The sodas have a cute bears on them which was neat too. I got the C.B.A.–with chicken, bacon, and avocado. It was very tasty and filling! There are other sandwiches I can’t wait to try for my next visit!

Where to Start the Hike:

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My Route: I use the Woof Trax app to track my routes and distance. Each walk benefits the animal non-profit of your choice!

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Cal State-San Bernardino-Sunflowers and Tacos!

Distance: 2.02 Miles
Time: 51 minutes
Seasons: Winter, Fall, Spring, Summer (morning/evening)
Parking: Residential–you need to park in the neighborhood nearby where you do not see “No Parking” signs. I usually park north of Northpark Blvd and then turn right (north) on Campus Cir and the trail will be on the right hand side.
What to Bring: Sunscreen, lots of water, and comfy shoes (hiking shoes are optional).

I really enjoyed this hike. I went around 6:15pm and I only saw one group of people in the distance. The route has a nice contract of residential on one side and sunflowers and the hills on the other side. I could have extended the route, but I was eager to eat my tacos!

Where to Eat:  Tacos Unidos, San Bernardino

I found this place on Instagram and they do pop-up tacos on Friday nights. I got chicken tacos and one chicken mulita. It was delicious! Next time I go back I want to order extra mulitas to eat over the weekend!

Where to Start the Hike:
Here is the location of where the trail starts, but you need to park a few blocks away and walk to this.

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My Route: I use the Woof Trax app to track my routes and distance and each walk benefits the animal non-profit of your choice!

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Box Springs-Riverside Hiking with Wildflowers and Sub Sandwiches

This hike was pretty cool. Even though there were other people on the Two Trees trail and the trail that goes to the “M,” we had this trail all to ourselves. An additional surprise were all of the beautiful wildflowers blooming.

Where to Eat: The Sub Station

Very tasty subs! A lot of variety. I got the ham and cheese and my friends got The Big Dude and the Pastrami. Perfect for post-hike hunger!

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Blair Park-San Bernardino Hiking and Burritos

Distance: 2.3 Miles
Time: 1 hour
Seasons: Winter
Parking: Residential
What to Bring: Sunscreen, water, and comfy shoes (hiking shoes are optional).

 

 

 

I went to Blair Park a lot as a kid so it was neat to find a trail that I have been to before. You can hike this trail from the actual park, but this a trail nearby that also goes up to the antennas and beyond. I just went up  to the antennas and then came back around to do a loop. I started with the first trail on the left and it’s a bit steeper but if you straight it ends up at the same place but is less steep.

Where to Eat: Rosa Maria’s
I have been going here for years. I usually get the garbage burrito and a root beer, but everything on the menu is amazing.

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Jurupa Valley-Off of Valley Blvd

Distance: 1 Mile
Time: 40 minutes
Seasons: Winter
Parking: Residential
What to Bring: Sunscreen, water, and hiking shoes for the steep spots that get slippery.

This trail is pretty cool. There are many mini-trails that go in different directions. I only saw a few other people on the trail.  So far, I have tried two of the trailheads. For this trail, I took the less steep paths to the flag and back down.

Where to Eat: Joyce Burger and Rice This place has tasty breakfast burritos and the staff were super friendly.

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