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Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve

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Address: 39400 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta, CA
Phone Number: 9516776951
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Wilderness area not too far from a freeway!

Our family took a little hike at Thanksgiving while the turkey was in the oven. Mixed ages, from 8 to 71, we stopped at a little kiosk where we looked at the map, one of many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Crystal1z
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family took a little hike at Thanksgiving while the turkey was in the oven. Mixed ages, from 8 to 71, we stopped at a little kiosk where we looked at the map, one of many posted around the reserve, and picked a trail. We walked thru woodsy areas, meadows, dried riverbeds, up and down some minor hilly landscape, around... More 

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Thank Crystal1z
Murrieta, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to trail run. You can also ride horses and trail ride on bikes. A beautiful place to surround yourself in nature and get away from the hustle and bustle.

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Thank TeriV22
Ladera Ranch, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just nice to be outside in nature. Stay on the trails and respect the rules so we can continue to enjoy this special place.

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Thank Sunnynsocal01
Murrieta, California
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have hiked the trails back to Juan Murrieta's original home. Interesting but not kept up and actually looks like an old abandon home. I know a few eagle scouts have done projects to preserve but just does not look like it. I am not a big hiker but have been on trails with amazing views. This is not so... More 

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Thank queenofeverything
Murrieta, California
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121 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction is located at various points along Clinton-Keith road which turns into Tenaja road then Via Volcano. The visitor center is located along CK road. There are numerous trailhead along side the road. Entrance fee is $4 per person on the honor system. Please be honorable. My wife and I have been coming here since the late 90's. The... More 

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Thank SoCalOregonian
Wildomar, California
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I have been going here for a long time and the views are so awesome. Los Santos trail, is also a foot sorer, while the others are OK. In the end, good natural bounty for humans!

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Thank Emmanuel G
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Great place for a morning hike. Afternoon sun is a little hot. Lots of animal sighting in the evening.

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Thank Renee G
Lake Elsinore, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The trails is kept clean and it feels safe... People are friendly and private... But keeps you informed and warned off other trails that sighted with slippery slopes

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Thank mabelnvince
Murrieta, California
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The vernal pools are very cool, your experience will really depend on the amount of rain the area has had as well as the current weather. Bring water as it can get hot.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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160 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Yes it is very pretty watching the sunrise, but natures nature. There's not much to set Santa Rosa apart. The vernal pools are awesome but in recent years without water the hikes kind of pointless. There's only Mother Nature to blame for that one. I've always found the reserve clean and well maintained otherwise.

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