on January 8, 2007
Mt Rubidoux nature trail winds in several directions up the side of the mountain, weaving past residential homes, vast hillsides of wicked looking cactus, rocks trees, and flowers (including the California poppy). Hiking the paved road or the more difficult dirt trails, you will encounter hikers, bikers, and dog walkers. We've seen raccoons, possums, squirrels, skunks, lots and lots of lizards, and even a few snakes. Once we saw a fox, but that was several years ago. If it's summer time, go early in the morning, because it can get really hot! Take a bottle or two of water, but beware... no restroom facilities! At the summit, you'll find a huge cross dedicated to Junipero Serra, an American flag and 360 degree views of the Inland Empire, including Mt Baldy and the San Bernardino mountains. Pack a picnic lunch and eat at the top on the many steps leading to the cross or the flag.
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