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Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve

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The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve offers an easy way to introduce your little ones to the... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
Temecula, California

Beautiful area to hike or ride. Easy terrain. Nothing too technical. Beautiful in the spring when... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Murrieta, California
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve offers an easy way to introduce your little ones to the great outdoors, as well as providing enjoyment for nature lovers of all fitness levels. Within a short driving distance of many Inland Empire locations, this comprehensive and well-maintained...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful area to hike or ride. Easy terrain. Nothing too technical. Beautiful in the spring when it greens up from rains. Can be hot in the summer. Decent wild life including coyotes, bobcats, deer, snakes, hawks, tarantulas.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

Whenever I can get my family up early I try to get them out to the Plateau for a nature walk. Lots of wildlife and just a nice hike. No difficult terrain just beautiful scenery that you have a hard time finding in Southern California....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jamesbfishin1
Reviewed September 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank leilanireiko
Reviewed August 27, 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Ava W
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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