Mockingbird Canyon Pictographs

Nestled in a rural neighborhood in Riverside, the Mockingbird Canyon pictographs are a hidden gem. Believed to be the work of the native Luiseno Indians, this is an impressive set of San Luis Rey style polychrome pictographs painted on the ceiling of a granite rock shelter. The circles, nets, and lines are thought to represent the night sky and the Milky Way.

The shelter itself overlooks an intermittent creek where there was once a small village. Some mortars and grinding slicks can still be found along the creek.

The pictographs are fenced to help protect them.

Last Updated on August 2, 2020 by Guy Starbuck