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Whitewater Wilderness Preserve

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Loved this hike!

I did the Canyon Loop and it took almost 2 hours with some stops for the amazing views. I started... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Monique173
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Calgary, Canada
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Great out of the way preserve near Palm Springs

This is a lovely preserve, built on the site of an old fish hatchery, I believe. There are walking... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
PrinceConsort
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New York City, New York
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Until 2006 this southern California canyon oasis property was a commercial trout farm and hatchery. It was added to Wilderness Preserve properties. The volume of water and oasis potential are matched only by the Agua Caliente Tribe's Palm Canyon...more
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9160 Whitewater Canyon Rd, #549, Whitewater, CA 92282-2102
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

I did the Canyon Loop and it took almost 2 hours with some stops for the amazing views. I started my hike at 9am and it was hot, so take twice the water you think you might need. No signage after you cross the second...More

Thank Monique173
Reviewed 9 May 2018

This is a lovely preserve, built on the site of an old fish hatchery, I believe. There are walking trails, a visitors center, etc. We saw mountain goats hopping along on what looked like an almost vertical cliff. The opnly downside is that there is...More

Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Whitewater preserve was a pleasant surprise! We were not prepared to do the loop this time, but have added it to our list for our next visit. We did take a short walk to the river and walked around the ranger station. It was very...More

Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We loved this treasure to hike in. Very diverse ecosystems, beautiful vistas, friendly staff at the greeting house, clean bathrooms. Only a short drive from downtown Palm Springs

Thank Juliet H
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This is a gorgeous place, we walked around the visitor centre, the beautiful scenery was outstanding and the absolute perfect place to have a picnic. We went for a great walk, I would recommend walking shoes and just take your time to enjoy the place.

Thank holibobin
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Dont miss the chance to see this! Water in the desert! Bring the kids,pack a lunch,have fun!💜💚😃😝😘

Thank Cherylcanto
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Some easy walks around the visitor;s center. Shaded picnic area. Water is high enough that the wading pool is full. River is running and fun to walk along. There is supposed to be a CO area just before you enter the preserve, I have not...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

5 mile road in was all flowers,just gorgeous. At the end was this beautiful park with lots of hiking trails . The pacific crest trail runs through here. We hiked along the river hoping to do a loop trail but the river was running so...More

Thank skipro4720
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Currently covered in flowers and the presence of water makes it even more lovely. Beautiful at any time. The scenery on the 5 mile road in is also gorgeous. Perfect for a picnic , walk, or hike. Great way to see the desert and not...More

Thank T W
Reviewed 20 March 2017

An out of town guest coupled with the recent growth of rainbow infused wildflowers motivated us to head out and emerge ourselves in the nature that surrounds the communities of the Coachella Valley. The Whtewater Wilderness Preserve is located about 20 minutes from downtown Palm...More

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