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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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:

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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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Shandin Hills-San Bernardino Hiking after Bagels!

Distance: 1 Mile
Time: 1 hour
Seasons: Winter
Parking: Residential
What to Bring: Sunscreen, water, and hiking shoes for the steep areas.

Fun hike, but very steep at first. There was a bit of scrambling to find the main trail. If you veer to left onto the street there is a more paved trail, although it is steep too. Hard going up, but easy going down. Nice green, rolling hills and nice views. We parked at the end of the street and took the first trail we saw.

Where to Eat: AJ’s Bagels

Delicious muffins, bagels, and chips. The staff were very welcoming. Fun place to fuel up before or after a hike!

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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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