Covering nearly 10,000 acres, the reserve showcases rare and unique natural features, including Engelmann Oak woodlands and native grasslands. Its vernal pools are home to tadpoles, garter snakes and fairy shrimp, which are exclusive to the reserve.
With its vast and extensive network of trails, Murrieta is a hotspot for some of Southern California’s most scenic and varied mountain biking experiences. What may come as a surprise, however, is the city’s appeal to cyclists who prefer hard surfaces to the dirt and dust. Murrieta’s infrastructure has made the city bike-friendly, which is clear in its wide and well-kept roads, minimal traffic, ease of access and plethora of bike lanes.