Blair Park-San Bernardino-Chicken Salad Sandwich and Chai Tea

Distance: 2.67 Miles
Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Seasons: Winter
Parking: Residential
What to Bring: Sunscreen, lots of water, and comfy shoes (hiking shoes are optional).

I left the house! I have been way to comfortable “sheltering in place” at home. It was good to get outside with the dogs. I’ve done this hike before, but this time I did not take the steep route that you see to the left when you start the trail. Instead, I went straight where the trail meanders to the antennas. My goal was to take the route behind the antennas that lead to Shandon Hills Middle School but it was already pretty warm when we got to the top so we came back down. More people at the top, but I saw very few people on the trail I took. This area is really neat because there are trails that split off in different directions.  Most people were wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

Where to Eat: The Green Shack Market and Viva La Boba

The Green Shack is a fun place because they not only have tasty food, but they have other services, such as printing, taxes, and notary. I always get the chicken salad sandwich on squaw bread. After picking up my sandwich, I headed to downtown San Bernardino for a chai latte and a lemonade/jamaica slushy (I was thirsty!) from Viva La Boba.  Both places have great customer service and excellent food and beverages.

Where to Start the Hike:

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!

Blair Park-San Bernardino-Route




Mt. Rubidoux-Dog Park Trail

Distance: 3 Miles
Time: 1.25 hours
Seasons: Winter
Parking: Carlson Dog Park 4727 Scout Ln, Riverside, CA 92501
What to Bring: Sunscreen and water.

I call this trail “Mt. Rubidoux-Dog Park Trail” because the trail starts at the end of the parking lot by the Carlson Dog Park. If you hike the main trail at Mt. Rubidoux there are a lot of people. But if you take the trail from the other side, there are few people on the trail and it will connect to the main trail. For this I took the trail and then hiked the main trail to the top and then came back down.

Where to Eat: TBD

The ‘M’ Hike

Distance: 4.80 Miles
Time: 2-3 hours
Seasons: Fall, Winter, and Spring
Parking: Dirt lot. At the time of the hike, we did not pay, but always check the signs and bulletin boards.
What to Bring: Sunscreen and water.

This is fun hike to do in the winter when everything is green and the weather is cool.  The summer months are too hot unless you start early in the morning. We took the trail to the left of the dirt road which is more steep and then took the main road back as one big loop. You can also see burros as you drive up to the parking lot!

Where to Eat:

Burger Boss

Miguel’s Jr