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Herngt ‘Aki’ Preserve

Located southeast of Redlands, the 341-acre Herngt ‘Aki’ Preserve in Live Oak Canyon feels entirely removed from the southern California suburban sprawl surrounding it. Originally the territory of the Cahuilla, Serrano, and Gabrieleño, it has been managed by the Redlands Conservancy in accordance with an agreement with the City of Redlands since 2015.

The 10 Essentials

ACTIVITIES:

  • equestrian
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • picnicking
  • trail running

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Panoramic views from Live Oak Canyon to the San Jacinto Mountains
  • Redlands’ only wild oak grove
  • Yucaipa Creek

HABITAT:

Grassland, hillside chaparral, riparian.
Elevation ranges from 1400-1500 feet.

AVAILABILITY:

Open year-round; day-use only. Ideal seasons are late fall – early spring.

AMENITIES:

~9 miles of multiuse trail
Informational kiosk with trail maps (Oakmont Park entrance)
Trash bins & dog waste bags
Overlook area with bench
Bike bells
Parking, toilets, and picnic tables are available in Oakmont Park at the north-end access to the Preserve. The Preserve may also be accessed from the south via Gateway Ranch at 31313 Live Oak Canyon Road in Redlands.

PERMITS / FEES:

No permits OR fees!

SPECIAL DESIGNATIONS:

N/A

ACCESSIBILITY:

Kid-friendly
Dog-friendly
ADA: No developed facilities
Public transit: No nearby transit

NEAREST SERVICES:

Redlands is a full-service town.

HEADS-UP!

Fun fact! Herngt ‘Aki’ means ‘Rattlesnake House.’
Additional risks include: extreme heat, dehydration (bring plenty of water), and exposure.

Flora & Fauna

This mostly undeveloped space also functions as an important wildlife haven and corridor, supporting a wide variety of species, including:

  • Coastal California gnatcathcer (THREATENED)
  • Northern harrier
  • California mycelia
  • Thick-leaved yerba santa
  • California ebony tarantula
  • California thrasher
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