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Hike to the Top


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, events and programs have been cancelled until California’s declared state of emergency has been lifted.  Parks have been opened with limitations. See details in English and Spanish. For up-to-date City of Moreno Valley COVID-19 information click here.

2020 Hikes to the Top
Hikes have been cancelled through May 31. Click here for details.

Participation Forms
Download and complete the hiking waiver and bring it with you to the hike.

The City of Moreno Valley sponsors FREE hikes to promote awareness and appreciation of trails and hiking opportunities in and around the city.

Before participating in a hike:

  • Know your capabilities before you participate in a hike.
  • If you need physical assistance, please bring a companion.
  • Make sure to wear a comfortable pair of hiking boots or walking shoes designed for good traction on off-road terrain.
  • Bring water, a snack, optional walking stick, sunscreen, and hat as needed.
  • Hikes are rated: 
    Difficult/Strenuous - significant elevation gains/challenging terrain
    Moderate - some elevation gains/hills 
    Easy - basically flat/neighborhood walk


About the Hikes

Top of Oive Mountain

Olive Mountain Hike
Trail Rating: Strenuous
Distance: 3.6 miles round trip
Elevation change: 1,100 feet. 
Strollers not recommended.
No restrooms available. 

Hike overview
Olive Hill is the peak north of the Moreno Valley city limits and east of Perris Boulevard. The hike begins at the north side parking lot of Palm Middle School on the northeast corner of Ironwood Avenue and Slawson Avenue.

Hidden Springs trail

Hidden Springs Hike
Trail Rating: Easy
Distance: 6 miles round trip
Elevation Change: 160 ft.
Strollers not recommended.
No restrooms available. 

Hike overview
This hike is unique in that most of the hikes have a destination and then we come back on the same trail, usually coming back down the hill. This hike is a loop with no really significant climbs. The last part of the hike has rolling hills that would be very challenging for a baby stroller.

Lake Perris

Lake Perris Hike
Trail Rating: Moderate
Distance: 7.2 miles round trip
Strollers not recommended.

Lake Perris

Hike to Box Springs M Trail
Trail Rating: Strenuous
Distance: 4.8 miles round trip
Strollers not recommended.
No restrooms available.