Originally Posted by 982500h
2000 TJ. I'm looking for a place to do some light wheelin' within 30 miles of Moreno Valley. Anyone have suggestions?
Another run is to drive east out of Hemet as if you were going up to Idyllwild but turn right at Fairview Avenue in the Valle Vista area. Drive 2 miles to a junction that goes left and continue on up into Bautista Canyon until you reach the dirt part of this beautiful canyon road. I've ridden my road bike up this canyon to the prison over 250 times in the last 4 years...it is the best ride around. If you take your Jeep you can continue up the canyon on a windy dirt road all the way up to the community of Anza. From there, either turn around, go explore other dirt roads, or drive east or west to get back to Moreno Valley.
Nice run and there are some good restaurants you can get food at also. One I recommend highly is the Paradise Corner Cafe up at the south end of Garner Valley while heading back toward the Idyllwild area.