Hidden Valley Wildlife Area is located along the Santa Ana River, east of Norco at 11401 Arlington Avenue, one mile west of La Sierra Avenue, in Riverside, CA. It is set on 1,500 scenic acres and has access to 25 miles of hiking and equestrian trails. Visitors can get away from the noise and lights of the city and enjoy the beautiful views of the river or the bluff overlooking the wetland pond.
Hidden Valley Nature Center is open to the public on Saturdays 10AM to 4PM and to groups by appointment Monday through Friday. Within it you can find various live animals, such as a rabbit, snakes, turtles, birds, toads, and insects; different hands-on activities for children to enjoy; and reconstructed scenes of animals in their natural habitat.
Directions to Hidden Valley Nature Center
From Orange County & Western Riverside County: From 15 freeway, exit 6th Street Norco, go east. At California, turn left. At the third stop sign (North Drive), turn right. North Drive becomes Arlington Avenue. The entrance is approximately .6 of a mile ahead on the left-hand side. Follow the dirt road back 1.3 miles. Parking is at the top of the hill. The Nature Center is to the left.
From Eastern Riverside County: From the 91 freeway, exit La Sierra Avenue, go north. Turn left onto Arlington Avenue. The entrance is approximately 1 mile ahead on the right-hand side. Follow the dirt road back 1.3 miles. Parking is at the top of the hill. The Nature Center is to the left.
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