San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary

Located in the East Valley of San Bernardino County, the 200-acre San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary is tucked between the creek for which it is named and the hills of south Redlands. 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 since 2011.

The 10 Essentials

ACTIVITIES:

  • bird-watching
  • equestrian
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • picnicking
  • trail running

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 4.5 miles of trail ranging from easy to moderate
  • Beverley’s Pond
  • San Timoteo 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:

Multi-use trail system
Designated parking areas
Port-a-pot
Bobcat Bowl meeting area
Interpretive signage
Trail maps (Alessandro entrance)
Trash bins & complimentary dog waste bags
Overlook area with bench
Bike bells

PERMITS / FEES:

No permits OR fees!

SPECIAL DESIGNATIONS:

N/A

ACCESSIBILITY:

Kid-friendly
Dog-friendly
ADA: No developed facilities
Public transit: Omnitrans Route 19 at Barton x Bellevue is 1.3 miles away

NEAREST SERVICES:

Redlands is a full-service town.

HEADS-UP!

Risks include: extreme heat, dehydration (bring plenty of water), exposure, rattlesnakes.

Flora & Fauna

Due to a small riparian wetland habitat and San Timoteo Creek passing through the Sanctuary, the variety of species present in the Sanctuary is impressive. You may see:

  • Least Bell’s vireo (ENDANGERED)
  • Great egret
  • Turkey mullein
  • Badger
  • Thick-leaved yerba santa
  • Wild burro
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