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Whitewater Preserve

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Wonderful place to hike. Trails for any fitness level. Year round stream. Nice picnic area. This... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Palm Springs
Diamond in the ruff.

Great scenic get away for the day. My spouse and I enjoyed A beautiful refreshing day. No crowds... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Riverside, California
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9160 Whitewater Canyon Rd, Whitewater, Riverside, CA 92282-2102
+1 760-325-7222
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful place to hike. Trails for any fitness level. Year round stream. Nice picnic area. This place used to be a trout farm many years ago. The ponds are still in place, minus the fish. One shallow pond for wading and splashing. Beautiful scenery. If...More

Thank J S
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Great scenic get away for the day. My spouse and I enjoyed A beautiful refreshing day. No crowds, clean restrooms, Beautiful trails.

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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

I love the adventures that you can take here at all levels of intensity. This time I went on a Tuesday with my 11yr old and 1 yr old. The terrain to the river access is super easy and it’s marked with stones to avoid...More

1  Thank Susie S
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I have been there twice, both times to pick up my husband from section hikes of the PCT. A really lovely oasis in the CA desert.

3  Thank 471carolec
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Driving up the canyon, it is hard to imagine such a paradise waiting for you at the end. Whether you are going for an hour or the whole day, you won't be disappointed. There is an easy, meandering shaded paved pathway near the old trout...More

7  Thank love2teach3rd
Reviewed March 22, 2018

My wife and I drove to the Whitewater Preserve and as we enjoy hikes with vistas, decided to take the Canyon View Loop Trail. We were not disappointed. The 3.5 mile trail starts with an easy stretch along the valley floor for a half mile...More

5  Thank Paul S
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Great hike for the whole family. We did the Canyon Loop. You start out in the river valley, then you climb up a series of switchbacks all the way up to the top of the ridge. You get some great views from up there. You...More

3  Thank Bridget_Likes_Sun
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

I hiked the Canyon Loop Trail. Trail is well laid out and marked. Switchbacks made the ascent to and from the ridge manageable. I liked this trail because you experience river, grassland, and desert scenes. Views of valley and mountains are impressive. You can see...More

2  Thank Bigelow1
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful place, but go on a weekday. Last year I came here on a weekend, and the lot was completely full. I parked about a half-mile down the road. This year, we went on two separate weekdays and there were plenty of spaces...More

2  Thank Jolsongoude
Reviewed February 20, 2018

Great hike! I would recommend good walking shoes, but you could wear sandals as well and get down to the river and play in the water. The pond hike is nice and the path is easy. The parking is limited, but good. The bathrooms were...More

4  Thank theleesons
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October 7, 2018|
Response from love2teach3rd | Reviewed this property |
I think I saw an area for that, but I really can't say for sure.
June 2, 2018|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in responding. Camping is not allowed on the preserve.