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The Skyline Trail makes a loop on the northern end of the Box Springs Mtn. ridge. On a clear day, it has terrific views of the Inland Empire’s major peaks towering over the endless suburban sprawl.
Box Springs: Skyline Trail Professional Review and Guide
"The Skyline Trail makes a loop on the northern end of the Box Springs Mtn. ridge. On a clear day, it has terrific views of the Inland Empire’s major peaks towering over the endless suburban sprawl."
--David & Jennifer Money Harris, Afoot and Afield: Inland Empire (Wilderness Press).
More Box Springs: Skyline Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Far too steep for suburban housing developments, the Box Springs Mountains in Riverside County remain a place to get away from it all. “It” in this instance is the hustle and bustle of the Inland Empire which surrounds this little-known mountain range. Little-known the mountains may be, but remote they are not. Four freeways— the San Bernardino, Riverside, Pomona and Escondido—surround the Box Springs Mountains. Their location might remind football fans of a quarterback barking signals: “10-91-60-215-Hike!” The peaks of the range rise sharply from the floor of the Moreno Valley to 3,000 feet and offer commanding clear-day views of the city of Riverside, the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains, as well as a great portion of the Inland Empire."
--John McKinney, Orange County: A Day Hiker's Guide (The Trailmaster).
"Located in Riverside County in the mountain range between the city of Grand Terrace and Moreno Valley. Highlights: Fun, technical singletrack descent. Views of Riverside from atop the radio tower lookouts. Hazards: Extreme heat in the summer. The sign in the parking lot warns of bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes, and poison oak. $2 per person fee."
--Mark Ross & Brad Fine, Mountain Biking Southern California (Falcon Guides).
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