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Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve

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Address: 39400 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta, CA
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Hike yes, ride horses no

Favorite place to hike, but not to horseback ride especially on weekends. There are a lot of mountain bikers in Sylvan Meadows that don't always slow or stop for horses. The hike... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Cheryl Z
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Cortez, Colorado

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Cortez, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Favorite place to hike, but not to horseback ride especially on weekends. There are a lot of mountain bikers in Sylvan Meadows that don't always slow or stop for horses. The hike to the adobes (any route) is amazing. I always hike in one way and hike out a different trail and there are many to choose from. Some of... More 

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It is really lovely out there, that's where we want to build a house so I travel there almost every day. More to come...

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Wildomar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

It's a great place to visit, the system of trails is very extensive and you will need a good set of shoes and bring lots of water. Bringing young kids where you would need to bring a stroller is hard. The more rugged trails you would not want to go on.

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La Verne, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The Plateau is a walking & hiking gem close to the city. It is a place where you can find the peace and tranquility of nature! Many hiking trails for different experiences - but bring lots of water especially in the summer -it can get really hot! It costs a few dollars at the beginning of the trail, but there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There are lots of trails to choose from and haven't done them all. The ones I have done are pretty easy. (Female, age 62) Our first time out we saw 3 coyote, one came toward us and was so close to us on the trail, I was beginning to wonder if he was just going to walk through our group!... More 

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great trails and hiking. Watch and listen for deer and coyote early in the am or in the pm. This is one of my favorite places to hike or run cross country. A great place to find your peace within and tranquility of nature. Some trails offer bike riding and horse back riding as well. It tends to get warm... More 

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Santa Rosa Is beautiful and only 5 min from city. Take water and snacks, hike and walk trails from .7 miles to 11 miles. The cost is only $3/day. In some trails you pass through grass land, chaparral, wet land, and woods. In all the years (25Y) we walked there, only a few times we saw animals. The best time... More 

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a great place to spend a day hiking and enjoying nature. There is wild life, native plants and wildflowers. There are the vernal pools and so many places to explore here. People with different levels of fitness can find the perfect trail to walk. It is so peaceful and beautiful. Definitely a place to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great place to feed your children to a coyote. The rattle snakes look more like king cobras in this area.

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Marina, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I am not a walk fanatic but this one is a different sense of walk because of the rocks, not that green but the earth tones are neat... Just don't go on summer time...

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