Old Insane Asylum in Moreno Valley

I have been hearing stories of an old insane asylum or hospital in the hills of Moreno Valley, can anyone tell me if it's true or not and what is the story about it.


What have you heard?

I've heard it from from different people around town. I would like to know more about it.

You've heard what? WHAT... HAVE....YOU... HEARD??

I have heard of this from current people in town that there is some sort of old hospital or asylum in the hills of Moreno Valley that separate Moreno Valley from San Timateo Canyon that was built in the early years "don't know when" and one of the ways to get to it is thru the old water tunnel that brought water to Moreno Valley from San Bernardino area.

It does exist ... wouldn't advise going there tho! Research it from home .. never go there!

Hello Kim, just curious what do you know about it, where is it etc. I have tried to research it but nothing.

There is only one asylum in the east valley and that is Patton State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. That is a state facility and asylums are only overseen by the state and these facilities are spread far from each other. What is probably being said is a sanitarium and that refers to a medical facility which is specially run for patients who are suffering from long-term illnesses. These facilities were mainly associated with people who were suffering from tuberculosis. I think that the prefix (San) reminds people of insane and that is where the confusion is. The Redlands Heights Sanitarium was in San Timeteo Canyon just a few blocks from my house. It was like a convalescent home but for people recovering from Tuberculosis . So no asylum that is Patton the only one in the east valley . Hope that clears things up.

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