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“Best place for a trail run”

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Murrieta
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

This is the most beautiful place to go for a run, you can run a short trail or a long trail (10+ miles) and there are places to walk your dog, or ride your horse. All the local schools bring their classes to the Plateau for bird watching and walking hikes. There is a $2 daily fee per person or you can pay an annual fee that gets you into several parks.

1  Thank Mindie G
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

I'm so glad we have this place, and it's so close to where I live, in Lake Elsinore. I've taken long walks, as well as short ones, and I've never been disappointed. The little store is so nice, too.

Thank Melodie E
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

There are so many trails on this reserve...early in the morning is best after it's being raining in the spring, the blossoms are beautiful and colorful the creeks are filled with water. The weather isn't that bad :)

Thank Lmau21
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is the perfect place for a hike. My friend and I go there a lot in the spring and fall. Not so much in the summer because of the likelihood of running into rattlesnakes. They are there but if you stay alert and STAY ON THE DESIGNATED PATHS (even when taking a break) then you should be safe. I have found the best time to go is an hour to an hour and half before closing (sunset). You will see coyotes and other animals about their business and then you will see the area in all its splendor and enjoy lovely breezes that roll in almost every afternoon. The magnificence of an oak tree cannot be compared in my opinion and there are plenty of them to appreciate. The rolling hills with all the peaks and valleys are the perfect background for a leisurely hike. A place where you become one with nature. IT IS MY FAVORITE SCENERY, what I dream of, a perfect setting! I love it!

Bring change to pay(small fee) for your visit at the beginning of the hike. I cannot stress though the importance of staying on the trails!!!!!!! Wear hiking shoes or tennis shoes. Some of the trails have uneven ground and larger rocks to go around but for the most part clean and weed free. Enjoy this slice of paradise!

1  Thank ca-beau
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

A nice place to hike or picnic. Please make a donation if possible to help maintain the land.

1  Thank LisaToo
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