The third time will be a little more adventurous.
Perris City Councilman Mark Yarbrough already has led two walks at the Lake Perris State Recreation Area, outings that together have drawn more than 400 people interested in trading in their sofas for hiking shoes.
Yarbrough is hosting another community activity at Lake Perris that takes off at 9 a.m. Oct. 25.
But this no-cost excursion will a little longer as it includes both a 2-mile hike geared for families with children and a 4-mile loop for those seeking to burn off more calories.
The upcoming hike continues the City’s Live Well Perris health initiative, which has resulted in thousands of residents committing to exercise and eat healthier to improve their overall quality of life.
“We’ve had such a great turnout at our two previous walks we thought we would hold another one,” Yarbrough said. “Too often people take their health for granted. This is an opportunity to get out with other members of the community, put a few good miles on yourself and work toward better health. And you can also see the great facilities at Lake Perris.”
The City is partnering with the State of California on the fall hike.
Hike participants should inform rangers at entrance gates they are taking part in the event so they receive free admission. Visitors traveling from the south should enter the State Recreation Area from Lake Perris Drive and continue through the gate and follow that road to a parking lot at Group Camp 1-6. Visitors coming the north should enter through the Via del Lago entrance and proceed to the Group Camp 1-6 parking area.
A professional trainer will conduct a brief muscle-stretching session prior to the start of the hikes. Water and snacks will be provided. All hike participants will receive free tickets to the Perris Auto Speedway.