Redlands has more than 26 miles of public trails, but who knew? When Redlands Conservancy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Redlands in 2008 to manage the Heritage Trails, we needed a way to help Redlands’ residents and visitors learn about the urban and public trails. So we started a semi-annual series of trail excursions on Redlands’ public trails – Trails at 10. Why 10? All the events start at 10 AM.
Each April and each October, Conservancy volunteers organize separate trail events, guiding enthusiasts to learn about the trails – long and short, fancy and rustic. Each event lasts about 2 hours, includes a brief talk about the trail, a guided hike, and a free lunch for the first 50 participants to sign up – yes, there really is such a thing as a free lunch! In this case, the lunches are sponsored by a grant from Beaver Medical Group.
For a map and description of Redlands Heritage trails, click here.
The 2019 Trails at 10 Fall series holds its first hike on Saturday, October 12, on the West Orange Blossom Trail. Enjoy the City’s great Class 1 bicycle and pedestrian trail through the west side of Redlands, then pick up the pedestrian trail along the route of the historic Mill Creek Zanja. Stage at Heritage Park west lot.
On Saturday, October 19, we will be hiking the San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary. Hike the two historic trails at the sanctuary, hear the history, interpret the flora and fauna, practice Leave No Trace, use iNaturalist app. Stage at STNS East lot on Alessandro Road.
Lastly, on Saturday November 2, we hike the Garden/Mariposa Trail. Have fun on the well-traveled urban trail along Garden St and Mariposa Drive, armed with a map and information about the historic homes along the route. Stage at lower entrance to Caroline Park, on Mariposa and Poppy Drives.
Each Trails at 10 event will be limited to 75 or more hikers, and the first 50 registrants will receive a free lunch through a grant from the Beaver Medical Group.