Pumpkin Rock

Norco, CA
Length: 1.20 mi.
Type: Lollipop

About This Trail

[Total: 6    Average: 4.5/5]

There are multiple ways to access Pumpkin Rock, but the most kid-friendly path I found was starting at George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center. If you’re like me, and need to use the restroom before starting the trail, you may even want to park at near Pikes Peak Park. Many trails interconnect in this hilly area, so you have lots of options. The most direct trail begins at the beginning of the Equestrian Center parking lot, just after the Animal Control Shelter. Following this trail, you will come to a fork: head left to go over rolling hills towards Pumpkin Rock, or head right and see the metallic stallion statues first (the uphill is slightly more strenuous to reach the Rock from there). When leaving the Rock, you can go downhill to your left; this trail will lead you in a loop to see the statues as well.

This hike has a lot of sun exposure, go early in the morning during the heat of summer. Also, beware of rattlesnakes, this is a very popular area for them with lots of rocks to hide under. The area around Pumpkin Rock is a bit of a hang-out area, so watch out for shards of glass/bottles, etc. Locals usually repaint Pumpkin Rock right around Halloween time (it frequently gets covered over with graffiti).

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 370 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights


Short trail with views of nearby area, metallic horse statues, and giant boulder painted like a Jack-O-Lantern

Trail Contributor

[Total: 6    Average: 4.5/5]

My name is Nicole Dominick, and I’ve been hiking with Hike it Baby since May 2016 with my daughter. She is now 4.5 years old and has hiked over 400 miles! She has been carried for most of those miles, but we enjoy every journey. We were both born and raised in Southern CA but now live in Colorado Springs, CO.


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