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Trail Safety

The Santa Ana River Trail and Parkway is a well-traveled, recreational resource open to the public year-round.  Users should note that many of the parks along the Trail have more restrictive hours.


Safety concerns vary along the trail. Common sense, especially in parking and staging areas, will greatly reduce safety concerns.


Trail users may encounter wildlife, including rattlesnakes, wild pigs, coyotes, and mountain lions. Avoidance is the best practice.


For emergency assistance, call “911”. Always know your location especially relative to the nearest access point. This will greatly assist the operator.


Bicyclists and horseback riders should wear helmets when riding.


Trail rules and Prohibitions: 

  • Discharge of firearms and hunting is prohibited along the trail.
  • Motor vehicles are prohibited.
  • Possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • No overnight camping is allowed along the Trail, although it may be allowed in some adjoining park areas.
  • Fireworks, grills and campfires are prohibited.
  • Geocaches are allowed where they do not affect natural, cultural and historical resources, visitor safety or other park users.
  • Dogs should be leashed at all times.
  • Follow posted speed limits. Speed limits may vary.


Walking is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to be physically active. All you need is a good pair of shoes, some comfortable clothes, and a place to walk. Experts agree that all you need is 30 minutes of moderate-level physical activity on most days of the week to see health benefits. The Santa Ana River Trail is the perfect place save money, enjoy nature, and maintain healthy body. 

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San Bernardino County: Jim Canaday: jcanaday@parks.sbcounty.gov Riverside County:
Rebecca Chavez:
rrchavez@rivcoparks.org Orange County: Jeff Dickman: jeff.dickman@ocpw.ocgov.com

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