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Area hiking trails reopen in Hemet and southwest Riverside County


Last updated 2/11/2018 at Noon

Hemet’s Simpson Park is once again open to the public after being closed for months during the recent volatile fire season. The parks hiking trails above the city are already bringing many visitors with the unseasonably warm weather. Tony Ault photo

Riverside County fire Chief Daniel R. Talbot and Hemet fire Chief Scott Brown jointly announced the reopening of seven hiking areas in Hemet, San Jacinto, Nuevo, Lakeview, Sage, Menifee and Cabazon. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the requests effective Thursday, Feb. 1.

Brown said in concert with Riverside County Fire, the following Fire Hazard Areas are now open: Avery Canyon, Gibbel Road East of State Street in Hemet; North Mountain and Indian Canyon in San Jacinto; Nuevo and Lakeview, east of Menifee Road and San Jacinto Avenue; Minto in Sage; Reinhardt Canyon, north...

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