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Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve

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Address: 39400 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta, CA
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nice relaxing walk..

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...

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Marina, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a very large reserve. There are several parking areas and numerous trails. During my visit I saw plenty of wildflowers. Some area where there were supposed to be water, the area was dried up, but covered with flowers. Nice place to walk and seek quiet and beauty.

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Murrieta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This reserve is designed to accommodate everyone! Make your first stop the visitors' station. The staff is very knowledgeable. They'll give you a map of all the trails and answer all your questions. I have mobility issues, and they've steered me to the trails and areas I can handle. The visitors' station has many great displays that change frequently. And... More 

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Perris, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We been in the Plateau more then ones and we really enjoy it, its wonderful place to have a good time with your fMily and do some exercise.Try to go before noon or after 3:00 the sun can be really Hot

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The Santa Rosa Plateau is truly a rare find. My wife and I hiked 6 miles there two weeks ago with friends. Our 4th hiking experience there in the past few years. It has a unique microclimate that is inland yet coastal due to the ocean breezes through the pass, so it has vegetation from every climate from the Mexican... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Located just off of Interstate 15 near Murrietta, California (southern California), the Santa Rosa Ecological Preserve is a wonderful place to get away from the noise and hustle of the day. It is a favorite place to hike, birdwatch, and practice your nature photography. Choose between long, medium, or short trails as you feel the need. Maps, information, and guides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is my favorite go to for a hike. it's a short drive to a whole different tranquil world. I highly suggest going her if you need to unwind, relax and appreciate nature. All of the trails are great, over the years I have hiked them all! You can go here year round and see something different all the time.... More 

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

So close to the urban areas but it feels far removed once out on the trails.Such a nice escape to nature just 10 minute drive off the 15 freeway. Some short easy trails and some very long ones. You can pick up maps at the visitor center where there are also a couple nice short multiple terrain trails. We really... More 

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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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