The Scenic Hills of Riverside
ElevationAscent: 251' 77 m
Descent: -250' -76 m
High: 1,856' 566 m
Low: 1,658' 506 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)
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“Water Tower Hill and Boat Hill are two separate hills accessed from Trail 25 at 7 Mile parking lot.”— sally lodato
Family Friendly A trail with easy access from the parking area. There are many connectors to and from the two separate hills.
At the junction, Trail 25 goes to the right about 1/4 mile at most, then veers up a short hill. At the top you'll see another trail to the right heading straight up. This is Boat Hill. Enjoy the climb and the views as you circle the top. You can come back down the way you came or take a singletrack option down. These trails circle the base of the hill.
If you backtrack to the Trail 25 junction again, you can continue past the trail back to the lot and follow it to another junction where you'll want to veer right for a short distance. Just before another junction of trails and an area called Military Camp, you'll see a trail (leaning tree land mark) to the left. Hike about .2 of a mile and take a right and then a left on the doubletrack trail to the Water Tower. Enjoy the views of this beautiful park and the old water tower. Both loops are just under four miles.
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Land Manager: WSP - Riverside State Park