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Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve

39400 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta, CA
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Murrieta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 8:00 pm

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Murrieta
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174 reviews 174 reviews
25 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Whenever our grandkids come to visit, they always ask to come here! The Visitors' Center has fabulous displays, and many are designed especially for kids. For example, there is a bird box; the kids push a button below a picture of a bird, and the corresponding bird call chirps! The rangers and other staff are always helpful. Our favorite is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I am a Professional photographer and love to use the Santa Rosa Plateau as my backdrop for portraits. It is also a great place to hike, go for a walk or a quiet lunch.

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San Diego, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Even though I had to drag the kids, it was a good time. Any time you're out getting exercise it's good. Not challenging physically, but just a nice walk. Plus, we came upon a tarantula. Made the kids freak out a little. You should go. Yeah I'm talking to you.

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Murrieta, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A beautiful area with meadows and oak trees; when we have a rainy winter in Murrieta the vernal pools fill up and that is beautiful. You feel hundreds of miles away from the city but you are only about 10 minutes from downtown Murrieta. Peaceful, lots of trails, quiet, animal sightings, and in the spring if we've had a lot... More 

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a wonderful place to just take a walk. I have seen deer and other small animals many times in this area. For me, during the winter and spring months seem to be best.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Love it out there, especially in the winter months! You actually forget your in California, a few miles from the freeway :)

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Walt Disney World, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
44 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

What a great place to take pictures !!! Amazing great place to hike. I love the vista and the drive up is one of the best. I have been up there with my family doing Christmas photos to just taking a nice walk!

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Oceanside, California
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11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A little known wildlife and nature preserve in the hills above Murrieta. A favorite school class destination. A presentation about the history of the area is available, along with a guided tour walk. Makes for a pleasant day in nature.

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Murrieta, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went on a Friday morning. Saw very few people. Did see a coyote, ground squirrels, seven deer, and a hawk. Nice, safe, clean, beautiful.

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Murrieta, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I moved to this area 10 years ago from the east coast. Santa Rosa plateau is very convenient to I-15 and gives one an opportunity to get away from the noise and crowds without having to drive miles and miles. The trails are relatively easy and provide rolling hills to enjoy your mountain bike, walk your dogs or just hike... More 

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