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Whitewater Wilderness Preserve

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The hiking trails at Whitewater Wilderness Preserve offer options for all ages and fitness levels... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
De Pere, Wisconsin
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
Calgary, Canada
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“loop trail”(5 reviews)
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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
9160 Whitewater Canyon Rd, #549, Whitewater, CA 92282-2102
+1 760-325-7222
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

The hiking trails at Whitewater Wilderness Preserve offer options for all ages and fitness levels. For great view of the Canyon below you can do the Canyon View Loop Trail. This would be considered a moderate level as there is a gradual incline on the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Travelers260
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank samanthah431
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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!💜💚😃😝😘

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank T W
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