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A 125 year old town, Redlands is a wonderful place to visit, stroll the walkable downtown, visit the library, one of the best comic book stores, and fantastic places to eat. And miles of expertly built multi-use trails, open to mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians. More trails are being added every year, with future connectors to the Santa Ana River Trail and Orange Blossom Trail planned. As for the trails, all city maintained trails are cataloged on the Redlands Conservancy's web site, and can be viewed in static and dynamic maps here.

Local Info

For mountain bikers there are three recommended areas in or near Redlands. The first is the Hergnt 'Aki' Preserve. Parking is at Oakmont Park, and multiple singletrack trails extend in all directions. The second is the South Hills Preserve and Scott Canyon Trails in Loma Linda (five miles directly west of downtown Redlands). Finally, Crafton Hills Open Space trails are fantastic and give you the most climbing (five miles to the east of downtown area).

Visiting Tips

Redlands historic downtown is a jewel, and we encourage visitors to spend some time here. There are multiple restaurants that are happy to serve you, a historic library that shouldn't be missed, and many vintage homes from mid-century modern, to Arts and Crafts and Victorian that are fun to look at.

Weather is best from October through April, with the spring months having the added benefit of lush green hillsides. The summer months can get quite hot, but the evenings and nights are typically pleasant. Rideing in Big Bear or surrounding mountains during the day before heading back to town in the evening is your best option when it's hot in the valley!

Food & Drink

There are many places to eat and drink in Redlands — really there are no bad choices! The recommendations below are based around established restaurants in the downtown area. If you're visiting Redlands, this is the area you want to spend time in when not on the trails!

  • Gourmet Pizza -They have amazing pizza. Take a chance on one of their exotic ones, nothing is bad here!
  • The State - Whiskey, bourbon, and beer, along with some of the best food you can find!
  • Romano's Family Italian - Casual and bar downstairs, and beautifully restored and more formal upstairs dining.
  • The Tartan - Old school cocktail lounge with great hamburgers.
  • The Eating Room - Great full breakfasts.
  • Augie's Coffee - Full service coffee bar, roasted right next door at the big red building downtown.
  • à la Minute - Fresh ice cream in small batches frozen with nitrogen. Give it a try!

Recommended Routes in Redlands - 7

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Favorite Love this trail!
Intermediate

Crafton Hills

9.9 mi 16.0 km 1,369' Up 417.34 m Up 1,367' Down 416.75 m Down

Yucaipa, CA
Favorite The Four Corners Jump.
Intermediate

Jedi Tree and Back

4.2 mi 6.7 km 484' Up 147.51 m Up 497' Down 151.54 m Down

Loma Linda, CA
Favorite The Four Corners Jump.
Intermediate/Difficult

Hulda Crooks to Reche Canyon

4.4 mi 7.2 km 619' Up 188.62 m Up 642' Down 195.7 m Down

Loma Linda, CA
Favorite Dr. Seuss going into the distance
Intermediate/Difficult

Lord of the Ridges Loop

6.2 mi 9.9 km 790' Up 240.84 m Up 793' Down 241.82 m Down

Loma Linda, CA
Favorite Spring at Oakmont Park.
Intermediate

Oakmont Park

3.9 mi 6.3 km 405' Up 123.59 m Up 435' Down 132.53 m Down

Calimesa, CA
Favorite Caroline Park
Easy/Intermediate

Caroline Park

1.4 mi 2.2 km 189' Up 57.65 m Up 189' Down 57.6 m Down

Redlands, CA
Favorite The Four Corners Jump.
Intermediate

First Hump (Scott Ridge) Loop

2.7 mi 4.3 km 374' Up 113.95 m Up 382' Down 116.45 m Down

Loma Linda, CA

Redlands Biking

  • 110 Miles 178 Kilometers of Trail
  • 7 Recommended Routes
  • 26 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 36 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 13 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Redlands - 68

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1Three Hawks Trail
Intermediate
Yucaipa, CA
Intermediate
Yucaipa, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #2Central Park
Intermediate
Yucaipa, CA
Intermediate
Yucaipa, CA
2.2 mi 3.6 km #3Cocomaricopa Trail
Easy
Redlands, CA
Easy
Redlands, CA
2.3 mi 3.8 km #4Rattlesnake Trail
Intermediate
Redlands, CA
Intermediate
Redlands, CA
1.8 mi 3.0 km #5Carriage Trail
Easy
Redlands, CA
Easy
Redlands, CA
5.7 mi 9.1 km #6Crafton Hills Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Yucaipa, CA
Intermediate
Yucaipa, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #7West Ridge
Difficult
Loma Linda, CA
Difficult
Loma Linda, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Zanja Peak Trail
Difficult
Yucaipa, CA
Difficult
Yucaipa, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #9Upper Scott Canyon
Intermediate
Loma Linda, CA
Intermediate
Loma Linda, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #10Oakridge Trail (Long)
Intermediate
Mentone, CA
Intermediate
Mentone, CA

Photos of Redlands - 68

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2017 Redlands Strada Rossa.
Dec 1, 2017 near Calimesa, CA
Love this trail!
Dec 1, 2017 near Yucaipa, CA
Spring at Oakmont Park.
Jan 10, 2018 near Calimesa, CA
Top of Three Hawks.
Dec 1, 2017 near Yucaipa, CA
A nice place to take a few minutes before the last uphill.
Oct 29, 2016 near Mentone, CA
This is what you get the first mile.
Oct 29, 2016 near Yucaipa, CA
View point
Jun 16, 2020 near Yucaipa, CA
High School Mountain Bike Team at Oakmont Park.
Jan 10, 2018 near Calimesa, CA