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By Jamie Hennessey | Agent in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Things to Do - Biking, Hiking, & Equestrian Trails in Rancho Cucamonga

Pacific Electric Trail
The City of Rancho Cucamonga, acting as the lead agency, has joined together with surrounding cities to develop a multi-purpose trail from Claremont to Rialto. The 21-mile Pacific Electric Trail follows the Southern Pacific railroad corridor which was originally built for the famous Pacific Electric Railway.

Note:  The Pacific Electric Trail, between Grove Avenue and Vineyard Avenue, 
will be closed due to bridge construction at Foothill Boulevard.  This closure will be in effect from July 12, 2010 to December 2011.  Please see the 
detour map for a bike and pedestrian detour route. 

Bicycle Trails
Bicyclists will enjoy our nearly 50 miles of bike trails (over 100 miles are ultimately planned). In a recent survey, 63% of residents indicated that they ride for recreation on a daily or weekly basis. Rancho Cucamonga's bicycle trail system consists of three types of trails:
  • Class I Bike Paths - Completely separated right-of-way for exclusive use of bicycles
  • Class II Bike Lanes - Striped lane on road shoulder for preferential use of bicycles
  • Class III Bike Routes - Signs or pavement markings indicate that bicycles share roadway with cars

For a self-guided bicycle tour of historic places in Rancho Cucamonga, access theHistoric Bike Tour.

Hiking and Riding Trails
Over 97 miles of public hiking and riding trails are planned, in addition to the many private trail easements at the rear of lots within the equestrian areas. There are two types of public hiking and riding trails in Rancho Cucamonga:
  • Regional Trails - These form the backbone of the citywide trail system. They are long distance connectors to the regional parks, scenic canyons and other open spaces. Regional Trails are designed for hikers, bikers and equestrians. 
  • Community Trails - These trails form loops of varying length and provide connections to the Regional Trail system, community facilities such as parks and schools, and link the private equestrian trails within subdivisions. Community Trailsare designed for hikers and horse riders.
  • Designated Open Areas - These are special, natural open 
    areas that are available for public use.  The most notable is 
    the North Etiwanda Preserve, located in the foothills of 
    Rancho Cucamonga.  

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