Mt. Rubidoux Professional Review and Guide
"Mt. Rubidoux is a prominent granite hill located west of downtown Riverside and south of the Santa Ana River. The mountain is named for Louis Rubidoux, who settled the area in the mid-1800s, but it was Frank Miller, one of Riverside’s early promoters and the builder of the historic Mission Inn, who transformed Mt. Rubidoux from an anonymous bump to a much-loved and inspirational park. Miller originally intended to develop the mountain for expensive homes, but his plans failed. Instead, Miller graded a road circling up the mountain; it is this road that hikers, cyclists, joggers, and strollers enjoy today."