The City of Redlands has more than 26 miles of rural and urban public trails, but until 2008, it had no way to map them or manage them. With a Memorandum of Understanding between City of Redlands and Redlands Conservancy, the Conservancy was charged with managing the City’s public trails. We keep them clear of weeds, we do minor repairs from erosion or use, and we have created maps and way-finding signs to mark them.
Use of the public trails has increased significantly over the past seven years, and trail users of all kinds – hikers, bicyclists and equestrians – have been enjoying the safe and interesting trails.
All trails are open to the public at no cost, every day, from dawn to dusk. Dogs are encouraged, too, but only if they are on a leash. Some of the trails are within a City park – Sylvan Park, and The Terrace Park, for example – so they complement the outdoor experience for park users.
Redlands Conservancy always welcomes volunteers who want to help clear weeds and repair trails. We also enlist the aid of trail users who are willing to be Eyes and Ears, to be aware of changes to the trail and willing to report the changes, whether damage from rain or illegal dumping, to Redlands Conservancy staff.
To offer your help to take care of Redlands Heritage Trails, click here to contact us.
To view and interactive map of trails and driving tours in Redlands, including Redlands Heritage Trails, click here.