Also known as ? the “Justin Hunt Memorial Trail”.
The reasons for the question mark are several.
1. This trail is purported to be 1.25 miles in length, in reality using the parcel map for Tract 30297 pages 16, 17 and adding up the centerline distance from the start on Penrose St. to the end on Gruwell St. this trail is 3,885.96 feet long making it .735 miles in length.
Its rare to get accurate dimensions of an off road multi-use trail.
2. Although the former Riverside County First District Supervisor Bob Buster requested and received by unanimous voted (5-0) on March 18, 2008 a sum of $2,000 for monuments honoring Justin Hunt there are none currently present as of June 2015.
Link to the Board of Supervisor’s proceed for March 18, 2008
The developer of the project which brought this trail to Wildomar also contributed monies which have vanished into thin air.
The monuments are reportedly copies of the one installed at Perret Park 32938 Perret Boulevard, Lake Elsinore in Lakeland Village off of Grand Ave. (Blackwell Blvd., at the traffic light, is an easier entrance to access the park)
It appears these monuments are designed to commemorate multiple persons rather than just the person for whom the trail is designated.
This trail is a well constructed trail that is, at 9 years, starting to show its age with numerous boards needing replacement and some ruts needing attention.
Title to this trail is held by the Riverside County Parks and Open-Space but they do not maintain it per their agreement with the developer.
At this point in time no one maintains this trail and with the City of Wildomar no having a trails committee or department it appears this trail will continue to be neglected for years to come.
Enjoy it now while it is still in fair shape.
Rumor has it another fantastic scout project has been lined up to do something to this trail.
This trail along with every walking trail in Wildomar needs to be ADA compliant.
A major drawback to this trail is the lack of parking. The Gruwell Staging area has more room to drop off horses but little room to park. The safest parking currently is across from David A. Brown Middle School.