Santa Ana River Trail
Retained by the Riverside County/Regional Park and Open Space District, RRM Design Group was retained to extend the existing Santa Ana River Trail through the Hidden Valley Wildlife Area. The park includes over six miles of trails along the most scenic and undisturbed reaches of the Santa Ana River. Along the bike path, visitors can hike along several interpretive loop trails with panoramic views of the San Gabriel Mountain Range. The project has two trailhead parking areas with new restrooms, picnic facilities, and visitor parking to the Hidden Valley Nature Center to accommodate increased visitor use.
Along with the Hidden Valley Nature Center, RRM designed an interpretive trail with exhibits that support the cultural heritage and environmental education program at the Nature Center. The interpretive exhibits provide a detailed look at river ecology, historic water use, Native American inhabitants and the overall influences civilization has had on the Santa Ana River watershed.
Trail/Greenway Merit Award
California Trails and Greenways 2009