From Temecula, take a short drive down Interstate 15 for a more scenic jaunt through the hills of De Luz to the Santa Margarita River Trail, where incredible hiking awaits. The 221-acre lush river corridor contains riparian and upland habitats. The trail meanders alongside the Santa Margarita River making for a picturesque outing with the sounds of babbling and sometimes rushing water. Verdant, towering trees provide abundant shade along the easy-to-moderate, kid-friendly trail. Large granite outcroppings, side trails, and plenty of flora and fauna create ideal photo opportunities. Leashed dogs and horses are welcome.