Riverside County is a mountain biker’s dream, offering hardpack trails with moderate elevation, hairpin turns, and rock formations. Menifee Mountain Trail is the most popular, with challenging steep inclines. A more moderate trail is Menifee Cross Trail at Aldergate Park, which leads to a scenic vista overlooking the City, marked by a white I-Beam cross set atop Menifee Hill. Salt Creek Trail is ideal for those new to mountain biking. View our AllTrails interactive map to discover the myriad mountain biking and hiking trails in or near Menifee.
Menifee is nestled between picturesque mountains as far as the eye can see; with miles of trails and diverse landscapes to explore. With Southern California’s pleasant year-round climate, any time of the year is ideal for taking in the great outdoors.
The trails listed below are just a glimpse of what the area has to offer, and perfect for the thrill seeker, outdoor enthusiast, or little explorers to enjoy when you visit the area.
Menifee Cross Trail
Known for its panoramic views of the Menifee valley, this 2.4-mile hike is moderately challenging, with steep inclines and uneven terrain along with options for flat surfaces for hiking. This trail is very popular for biking, hiking, and walking, with various paths for each activity.
Three Peeks Loop
Leaving from the same main destination to the Menifee Cross Trail, Three Peeks Loop is a longer (3.3 miles) and a more advanced loop trail. Reaching 938ft elevation, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the valley and a diverse landscape of wildflowers and exciting sights of wildlife.
This 5.4 mile loop at the border of Menifee is moderately challenging, with an elevation gain of 679ft. This trail is popular for hiking, running and mountain biking and has a fascinating combination of lush, shaded areas and open desert landscaping. It is recommended to get there early – this popular destination sees large crowds in the afternoons and evenings.
Kabian Park Memorial Loop
3.5 mile loop trail near Quail Valley, California. This route is relatively low impact, perfect for kids, and dogs are welcome on leashes. This trail is popular for hiking, horseback riding and trail running. Beautiful views throughout the trail, with minimal shade available.
Salt Creek Trail
The perfect trail for hiking, biking, running or a leisurely walk. Following Menifee’s Salt Creek, a dry riverbed, this paved trail is approximately 4.2 miles from start to finish.
Palmoa Wash Trail
This 2-mile loop has an even flat surface, perfect for running, walking, and biking with family and friends. Surrounding the Paloma Wash, explorers can catch a glimpse of wildlife and beautiful native plants. This trial has lighting for evening strolls.
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