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Whitewater Wilderness Preserve

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Address: 9160 Whitewater Canyon Rd, #549, Whitewater, CA 92282-2102
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+1 760-325-7222

Until 2006 this southern California canyon oasis property was a commercial...

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 Preserve. The vegetation in the Whitewater preserve is more mountain riparian. It is a natural treasure.

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Whitewater preserve

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

Reviewed 2 days ago
Morongo Valley, California
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Morongo Valley, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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

Thank Cherylcanto
Indio, California
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 looked for it as yet. Cooler than Palm Springs.

Thank Jim B
Mission, Canada
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265 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
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 fast that we could not find a safe place to cross,return walk was still worth... More 

Thank skipro4720
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 far from Palm Springs.

Thank T W
Cathedral City
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89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 Springs. Easily reached by driving west on I-10 and using exit 114. You take the... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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136 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Whitewater Preserve is less than 30 minutes by car from Palm Springs, yet takes you out into nature in a big way. There are several trails to explore, with varying degrees of difficulty. The Loop Trail is very popular but a challenge for folks with vertigo. (We had to bail after 30 minutes because of the precipitate drop-offs.) The trail... More 

Thank Switzerdude
Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We chose this hike because of the dog-friendly accessibility. It surpassed my expectations. Gorgeous hike and we went along some of the Pacific Crest Trail, which was great! Lots of people, which I liked out hiking with only females and a puppy. Everyone friendly and enjoying the day. some of the terrain was a little steep, which I liked. We... More 

Thank Mags2472
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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145 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I completed a 4+ hour hike up river at Whitewater a week ago. The day was sunny, but cool. Just right for a vigorous hike. They were busy for President's Day. We parked at the river crossing and walked in past the Preserve going up valley to Red Dome. Lots of water in the river mostly tinted... More 

Thank K A
Calgary, Canada
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104 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This is our new "find" and we were so lucky to picnic by a cascading waterfall, the result of a major storm system that flooded the area earlier in the week. The waterfalls are temporary as the area is usually dry so we were very fortunate. Unfortunately, the flooding resulted in trail closures so we will have to rerun another... More 

Thank shmacculloch
Woodbury, Minnesota
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Short drive out of Palm Springs to the preserve and very scenic. A 3-4 mile loop from the ranger station takes you up a steady incline that is doable for every level of hiker. Not too strenuous and very photogenic. You connect a bit with The PCT and reach the top of the climb to let you walk along the... More 

Thank James E

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