It's Summer: Enjoy the Inland Empire

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The days are heating back up in the Inland Empire, but don’t let the heat get in the way of enjoying an adventurous summer; July is, after all, National Anti-Boredom Month!

For this week’s blog, we’re sharing some of the Inland Empire’s Best Hiking Trails.  So, get out early, and take an after-work jaunt—whatever it takes to beat the heatwave and still enjoy the perks of summer!

If you plan on sticking local, check out these following trails! And if you want more in-depth details, all these hikes are available at AllTrails.Com: a nifty little site that ranks the hike and provides directions!


  • Heart Rock - Easy one-mile round trip hike in the San Bernardino Mountains near the town of Crestline. Heart-shaped hole form in the rock wall flanking Seeley Creek Falls. 
  • San Bernardino Peak Trail - The San Bernardino Peak Trail in the San Gorgonio Wilderness is a strenuous 15-mile hike that can be an overnight trip.
  • San Timoteo Canyon - San Timoteo Canyon holds trails and a nature sanctuary. See brochure for more information. 


  • Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail - 5.2 miles round trip that overlooks the mountain community of Idyllwild and is appropriate for hikers of all abilities. 
  • Mt. Rubidoux - Mount Rubidoux trail is a busy 2.7-mile that is good for families and dogs.
  • San Jacinto Peak via Marion Mountain Trail - 13.3 miles, the second highest mountain in Southern California and the pinnacle of the San Jacinto Mountain Range
  • Two Trees Trail - Two Trees Trail in Box Springs Mountain Regional Park is a 2.6-mile loop that is for all skills levels.


  • Bonita Falls - Bonita Falls or South Fork Lytle Creek Trail is a moderate 1.4-mile hike with a waterfall in the San Bernardino National Forest. 
  • Etiwanda Falls Trail - Etiwanda Falls Trail in the North Etiwanda Reserve is 6.8-mile trail and is meant for hiking and trail running. No dogs allowed.


And if you’re looking to get further out of town, with some slightly lower temperatures, here are a few more options to check out this summer.


  • Siberia Creek - Siberia Creek is an easy 3-mile out and back trail in a wooded area.
  • Towne Trail - Towne Trail is a 2 2/3-mile round trip hike ascends 200 feet on a gradual rolling course along the base of the mountains on the south side of Big Bear Lake.


  • Deep Creek Hot Springs - Deep Creek Hot Springs is a 4.4 mile out-and-back easy trail with hot springs access.
  • North Shore Recreation Trail - North Shore Recreation Trail is a 1.7-mile strenuous hike.
  • Forsee Creek Trail - Forsee Creek Trail is a 12.7-mile trail moderate trail for hiking and running.

Its summer: find to time to be outdoors, try something new, and avoid the trap of sitting inside enjoying your AC. And if you need to be in AC, you can always stop by the office to check on or update your policies.  Atchley & Associates will be waiting for you!

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