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Whitewater Preserve

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Getting exercise and a great view with my wife.

Since I retired a few years ago, my wife and I have been on a few hikes as a way of getting more... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Riverside, California

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

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Palm Springs
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9160 Whitewater Canyon Rd, Whitewater, Riverside, CA 92282-2102
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Since I retired a few years ago, my wife and I have been on a few hikes as a way of getting more exercise and staying active. Whitewater Preserve is one of my favorite places to hike. great views and different trails to match your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank captE48
Reviewed 16 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank J S
Reviewed 27 August 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank r0sier0ses
Reviewed 1 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Susie S
Reviewed 10 July 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank 471carolec
Reviewed 6 May 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

Date of experience: May 2018
7  Thank love2teach3rd
Reviewed 22 March 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

Date of experience: March 2018
5  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 20 March 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

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Bridget_Likes_Sun
Reviewed 4 March 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

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Bigelow1
Reviewed 27 February 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

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Jolsongoude
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7 October 2018|
Response from love2teach3rd | Reviewed this property |
I think I saw an area for that, but I really can't say for sure.
3 June 2018|
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Response from Terry H | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any campers when we were there, but we stayed pretty close to the walking path, away from where campers would locate.