Norco, California: Pumpkin Rock

A Dias de los Muertos-style skeleton face painted on a big, bright pumpkin-shaped rock. Walk up to it and ponder its cheery orange beauty.

Vandermolen Drive, Norco, CA
I-15 exit 100. Drive east on 6th St. for nine blocks. At the stoplight turn right onto Crestview Drive. Drive south; at the stop sign bear left to continue on Crestview Drive. Continue south. Make first left onto Vandermolen Drive. Park at the curve in the street. The public hiking trail that leads to the pumpkin (a mile loop) starts right there. You can see the pumpkin perched at the top of the hill.
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Pumpkin Rock.

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It's a bit steep going up in some areas. Bring running shoes or hiking boots.

[Debbie, 02/17/2021]

Pumpkin Rock.

Pumpkin Rock

This rock is huge! It was a 30 minute hike from the top of the hill.

[Der, 01/10/2016]
Pumpkin Rock

My brother lives by there so I see the rock all the time. The "pumpkin rock" always changes because it gets painted, then graffitied, then repainted, then graffitied. So it's always changing. But the the one thing that is constant is that it always gets repainted as a pumpkin.

[Der, 12/26/2015]

Pumpkin Rock.

Giant Pumpkin Rock

Towering over the town of Norco, the Giant Pumpkin Rock is a local favorite. Somewhere around 15 (to 20) feet tall, it is well worth the short but steep hike to see it face-to-face. Also, you can't beat the view from the top. He's always painted like that and he gets a fresh coat right around Halloween every year. Cute!

[Emily, 12/08/2015]

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