Sunday, March 1, 2015
Hike 2015.011a -- Perris Hill Park, San Bernardino, CA
Apparently, college teams tend to play double headers (often, double headers on back-to-back days!). So after the first game, and after having stared at the hill that overlooks the stadium for several hours, I went on a little hike.
Perris Hill Park, then, is right adjacent to Highland and near San Bernardino. Not sure about city limits. Just west of the ball field, at the south end of the lot, was a paved road that appeared to climb the hill. I walked up that hill, as a mountain biker also peddled up.
There was also a parking lot and a structure overlooking the shooting area, though I did not go to investigate.
Across the street from the high school was something that looked exactly like a jail: Squat, institutional, windowless buildings, high walls, tall chain-link fences, topped with razor wire. But no jail is listed there on google maps, so maybe it's been closed.
The hill is also not very tall, but it rises well above the surrounding plain. Surprisingly nice view from the top.
There's a water tank to the west, where I headed, and another water tank to the east, where I did not head.
I headed down the road that popped back in to the park a bit west of where I started. Several small wall structures on this side. Then I walked back to the ball park. Maybe 1/2 mile, in total. Not really a hike by itself, which is why it's got a letter here. I combined this short hike with a slightly longer but still short hike the next day as my hike 11 for the year. Falling somewhat behind my hoped-for pace, but I still am optimistic I'll be able to pick up the pace once we shift to daylight savings.
Definitely not someplace to make a special trip to see. But if you're already here and want to stretch your legs, it's something to do.