Mount Rubidoux is a historical landmark in Riverside that has breathtaking views and a beautiful tower and peace bridge. Thomas and I stopped for a sunset hike on our way home from Big Bear and enjoyed the lovely architecture and overlook. Festival season is right around the corner so I wore a cruelty-free festival inspired look. Read on for outfit details and more photos!
Kimono: American Eagle Outfitters, Shorts: American Eagle Outfitters, Top: American Eagle Outfitters, Sneakers: Converse
Mount Rubidoux is a gorgeous historical landmark overlooking Riverside. The tower and bridge were built in the early 1900s and have remained ever since. I found it through Hidden San Diego (my favorite site to find new places to explore) and had wanted to go ever since I saw a photo. I must admit, I was deceived a little by photos and actually thought it was going to be more castle-like rather than a small tower haha. But it was still beautiful nonetheless!
I wore a breezy, cruelty-free sunflower print kimono and floral crochet shorts for a festival style look. Converse sneakers were a must since it turned out to be quite the hike up! We took the long, windy way which is a little over 2 miles up. Our friend Kelsey lives in Riverside so she gave us all the details on which way up would take us to where we wanted to take photos. Neither Thomas nor I had been to Riverside so it was nice to have such a great view from the top. We went at golden hour so we got to the sunset on our way down which was truly stunning. If you go, definitely wear good walking shoes and a warm jacket (it was really windy.) Also, it was pretty crowded when we went so you might want to plan for crowds if you go in summer because I can only imagine it’s even more packed then! It made for a perfect hike and afterwards we rewarded ourselves with vegan pizza I don’t know about you guys but I can only get through a strenuous hike knowing there will be a reward waiting for me haha!