Many healthy hiking adventures can be found in southwest Riverside County

Wildflowers grow along a trail in the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Southwest Riverside County area and its nearby San Bernardino National Forest San Jacinto Wilderness offer dozens of hiking trails for the whole family to enjoy any time of the year.There are scenic trails, mountain trails, informative nature trails and so many others for everyone from toddlers with help to older adults and those looking for accessibility to relax and enjoy. There are trails for the hardiest hiker to the first-timer. They are listed as “Easy,” “Moderate” or “Hard.” Almost all are well-maintained by trained city, county, state or federal workers and hundreds of volunteers.There is nothing like a hike to lower stress levels, improve moods and enhance mental well-being and more.Websites like All Trails,; HikeSpeak, http://www.h
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