We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve

Features Animals
Closed Now: 5:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open today: 5:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Review Highlights
Great place for families!

I always have a great time hiking here... while I wish the fees were cheaper we still love going... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Murrieta, California
Amazing Hike

This has quickly become one of our favorite hiking locations. There are multiple terrains, and from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Murrieta, California
via mobile
Read all 186 reviews
All photos (83)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
Hours Today: 5:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
39400 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta, CA
+1 951-677-6951
Reviews (186)
Filter reviews
186 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsvernal poolsgreat place to hikemountain bikesbring plenty of watervisitor centergreat hikingwear bootscattle ranchbob catsnature preservewild flowersamazing hikewalk hikespring and fallgreat outdoorsbeautiful areahiking trails
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 186 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always have a great time hiking here... while I wish the fees were cheaper we still love going. Our golden retriever, Ruby, joins us and has a great time. This place holds so many memories for our family since my oldest earned his Bobcat...More

1  Thank leilanireiko
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has quickly become one of our favorite hiking locations. There are multiple terrains, and from the top on a clear day you can see the ocean. Get there early though, and have cash to pay for your entrance since it is on the honor...More

1  Thank rfpanhorst
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a good place to go hiking, safe place to go to, bathrooms available and clear signs are posted in every directions

Thank vqueen615
Reviewed August 4, 2018

This place is great for hikes, walking with the dog (only on certain trails) and kids. If you can, check out their annual Family Wilderness Day: it is a GREAT event with botanists, entomologists, demonstrations with live birds of prey, and much, much more.

Thank SoCalTravelChic
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Open year round this is an excellent to walk/ hike/ride at! Beautiful place with a great visitor center area! Highly recommend especially if ya just want to get away abis relax your brain.. watch out for snakes!

Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a nice spot to take in some nature or history. There is not a lot of shade, so keep this in mind. Over the years, this has been a spot I've frequented with my kids and we've seen some wildlife such as snakes...More

1  Thank Tracy B
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Definitely a must do with plenty of room to not see people. Amazed at the wildlife and just the chance to get out of the city in such a short distance. Will definitely go again!

Thank Samantha T
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

For an adventure hiking this experience this is the place to go. No matter if it is cool or sunny wear a light jacket, pants and a hat. We always bring a long stick with us because you never know what you might see. In...More

Thank Desire326
Reviewed May 13, 2018

There are quite a few trails with a variety of levels from easy to difficult. Good place to get back to nature.

Thank swilli2709
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Love this place. Has hiking, biking, and horse trails. Nice to al the time, after some rains it turns green and the vernal pools come to life.

Thank clearimg
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Murrieta
Comfort Inn & Suites Murrieta Temecula Wine Country
137 reviews
6.30 km away
Courtyard Temecula Murrieta
35 reviews
7.05 km away
Residence Inn Temecula Murrieta
43 reviews
7.07 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Murrieta
148 reviews
8.51 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 232 restaurants in Murrieta
Calhoun's Texas BBQ
118 reviews
5.23 km away
Anthony's Lounge and Ristorante
225 reviews
5.11 km away
The Mill
135 reviews
5.20 km away
China One
20 reviews
5.43 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 32 attractions in Murrieta
Jolie Day Spa
6 reviews
6.47 km away
Murrieta Veterans Memorial
7 reviews
5.91 km away
Village Walk Plaza
5 reviews
5.78 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Ava W
January 20, 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Deborah G | Reviewed this property |
I have been to the plateau many, many times. While hiking I have never seen any artifacts. However, just before you get to the hiking trails, there is a visitor center. There are many interesting facts and photos and... More