Sycamore Canyon Ecological Reserve


The Sycamore Canyon Ecological Reserve is 131 acres. The dominant vegetation type is annual grassland, with some sparse coastal sage scrub species (primarily white sage and flat-topped buckwheat). There is also a small riparian area dominated by willow and mulefat, with thorny berry bushes in the understory, Coyotes and bobcats would be expected to occur, and raptors have been observed foraging over the area.

The area is undeveloped and has been used primarily for nonconsumptive recreation such as hiking. The property was purchased to protect habitat for endangered species, and to provide compatible public uses. It was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 1994.

For more information, call the Inland Deserts Region Ontario office at (909) 484-0167.

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Hiking Trails Either Guided or Self-guided Interpretive Nature Tours

Activities: wildlife viewing, hiking

NOTE: Visitors are responsible for knowing and complying with all regulations pertaining to the use of Department lands.

Please refer to the Public Uses on State and Federal Lands section of the Waterfowl, Upland Game, and Public Use Regulations (PDF)Waterfowl, Upland Game, and Public Use Regulations (PDF)(opens in new tab) booklet for both statewide and property-specific regulations.

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Inland Deserts Region (Region 6)

Riverside County

Directions: Hwy 215. Exit Alessandro Ave in Moreno Valley. West on Alessandro Drive to Barton Street pullout. Reserve is north of Alessandro Blvd.

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