Riverside-San Bernardino, CA

San Bernardino: Best Running Options

San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary. Flickr: Don Graham

There aren’t great running options right in the center of San Bernardino — mainly a few small parks. The best places to run in San Bernardino are some scenic, easy-to-moderate trail running in a series of parks and preserves southeast of the city and in Redlands.

Blair Park & Shandin Hills. From Blair Park, there are some nice trails/dirt roads extending into the Shandin Hills.

Orange Blossom Trail.  Paved multi-use path that runs for 2.4 miles through the Redlands area east of town. West end is at California St./W Redlands Blvd., east end is at N Center St. The overall trail is closer to 3.5 miles, including an on-road ‘connector’.

Hulda Crooks Park/South Hills Preserve. Terrific trail running in this area 9 miles south of San Bernardino. Good parking at Hulda Crooks Park, which is a gateway to a large network of trails in the South Hills Preserve. Something for all abilities here, with ratings of easy-moderate-difficult on the TRAIL MAP

San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary. This is our favorite running spot in the area. There are several miles of easy, scenic trails in this 200-acre preserve. Highlights are the wide, 2.8 mile historic Carriage Trail, winds in and out of side canyons with a gentle rise, and the Cocomaricopa Trail, an easy flat trail close to the creek/flood plain. TRAIL INFORMATION & MAP

Herngt ‘Aki’ Preserve. A little further from Riverside/San Bernardino. Several miles of scenic trails, with easy-to-moderate trail running. TRAIL INFORMATION & MAP

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