Moreno Valley "M" Trail

Hiking Up to the Giant Moreno Valley “M”

Have you ever thought about climbing up to the giant “M” on Box Springs Mountain? If you don’t know what I’m writing about, the big “M” overlooks Moreno Valley and is visible from the 215 and 60 freeways as you pass by or through Moreno Valley. Back in February 2012, we decided to give it a try, so we packed […]

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Tenaja Falls

Tenaja Falls near Murrieta, CA

We visited Tenaja Falls near Murrieta earlier this year. Tenaja Falls is located in the San Mateo Canyon Wilderness area of the Cleveland National Forest. Here is a recap of our hike in pictures: The Tenaja Falls trailhead… Here is the trail map on the board at the Tenaja Falls trailhead (click for an online map). Notice the Teneja trailhead at […]

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Santa Rosa Plateau

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve Near Murrieta

About five years ago on our way back from lunch in Murrieta, we exited the 15 freeway at Clinton Keith Road to see where the road would take us. We headed toward the Cleveland Forest until we came across what appeared to be hiking trails. Our little driving adventure had brought us to the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve. What […]

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Diamond Valley Lake – Lake View Trail

The 21.8-Mile Lake View Trail at Diamond Valley Lake

Earlier this year, I heard about the 21.8-mile Lake View Trail at Diamond Valley Lake near Hemet and knew that I would have to give it a try. I did. Twice. First Try – Out of Time: On my first visit, I arrived at about 11:15 AM with the goal of finishing by 6:15 PM. The person who took my money […]

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