This Is Halloween! Hiking to Pumpkin Rock

High in the hills of Norco overlooking the Jurupa Valley and the 15-freeway lives the iconic Pumpkin Rock. This hike is a seasonal favorite for locals, and it’s the perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit!

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The trailhead in George Engalls Equestrian Park

I recently went on this hike and wrote a piece on it for Weekend Sherpa, so I won’t get into too many details about it on here.

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I just wanted to share my photographs with all of you because I like how they turned out and only a few of them made it into the published story.

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Pumpkin rock, pumpkin rock trail, pumpkin rock norco, hiking in riverside, hiking in corona, Halloween fun, Halloween festivities, family friendly Halloween fun, Halloween, kid friendly Halloween fun, Halloween activities, nightmare before Christmas, jack skellington, inland empire, weekend Sherpa, Halloween things to do in the inland empire

Pumpkin rock, pumpkin rock trail, pumpkin rock norco, hiking in riverside, hiking in corona, Halloween fun, Halloween festivities, family friendly Halloween fun, Halloween, kid friendly Halloween fun, Halloween activities, nightmare before Christmas, jack skellington, inland empire, weekend Sherpa, Halloween things to do in the inland empire

Pumpkin rock, pumpkin rock trail, pumpkin rock norco, hiking in riverside, hiking in corona, Halloween fun, Halloween festivities, family friendly Halloween fun, Halloween, kid friendly Halloween fun, Halloween activities, nightmare before Christmas, jack skellington, inland empire, weekend Sherpa, Halloween things to do in the inland empire

Pumpkin rock, pumpkin rock trail, pumpkin rock norco, hiking in riverside, hiking in corona, Halloween fun, Halloween festivities, family friendly Halloween fun, Halloween, kid friendly Halloween fun, Halloween activities, nightmare before Christmas, jack skellington, inland empire, weekend Sherpa, Halloween things to do in the inland empire

This hike was super fun, and very easy. Only around 2 miles or so. And it’s really easy to get to, being only a few minutes from the freeway. But for full details and directions to the trailhead, check out my story on Weekend Sherpa!


 

 

Author: Natalie Bates

LA-based freelance writer | Blogger | Craft beer drinker | Rock 'n roll girlfriend | Adventurer | Lover of tattoos, red lipstick, and popcorn | World traveler | Compassionate human | Photography enthusiast | Eco warrior | Celtic babe ❤️

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