THIS IS A BEGINNER LEVEL HIKE.
A sea of bright orange poppies carpets the hills along Interstate 15 in Lake Elsinore. Great place to catch the “super bloom” 2019 while making your way along a easy trail.
Came out here to see the beauty in nature, the poppies, they only come every few years, so you have to enjoy it. This is what happens when you soak California in rain.
7 AM at intersection between Lake Street and Walker Canyon Road. That is where the trail starts.
Near by address: 26900 Walker Canyon Rd, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
7:15 AM start hiking
MEETUP DIRECTIONS: From LA: Take I-15 S toward San Diego. Take exit 81 for Lake St.
near by GPS address: 26900 Walker Canyon Rd, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
ABOUT THE HIKE: The trail begins at the corner of Lake St and Walker Canyon Rd. The trail begins with a moderate incline which continues for 10 minutes or so. At this point the trail breaks off in several directions with smaller trails going up further individual hills. The main trail levels out and continues back in to the hills. The trail is very easy and well defined and so it is great for people (and dogs) of all skill levels.
Distance: 5 miles, round trip
Elevation Gain: 965’
Time: 2-4 hours Max
Type of trail: Loop
Parking: Street parking. While there is no official parking lot for the trail you will be able to find parking all along Lake Street and Walker Canyon Road.
– Capacity for at least 1 liter of water
– Trekking pole, hiking boots/trail runners.
– Energy-rich snacks
– Bright smile and great attitude.
REMINDER: Participant Agreement: Hiking, water activities, and all urban and outdoor outings are rewarding and pleasant activities, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of. Those include, but are not limited to, trip and fall injuries, drowning, poison oak exposure, bee stings, tick and snake bites. Please consult with your health-care professional to make sure you are able to participate in this activity without causing harm to yourself or others. The Organizer’s willingness to include you in an activity should not be interpreted as a favorable assessment of your emotional and physical capabilities. Please know your limits and sign up only if you are able to keep up with the pace and activity level of this event. Never hike alone. Never leave the group without notifying the hike organizer. Stay on the trail at all times. The Outings officially begin and end at the location(s) designated by the Organizer. The Outings do not include carpooling, transportation, or transit to and from the Outings, and participant is personally responsible for all risks associated with this travel.