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on Vernal Pool Trail

hiking
10 days ago

Birdwatching paradise!

21 days ago

Great easy trail ..mostly walking

hiking
1 month ago

This is an easy trail that was great for taking two wild lab puppies for some much needed exercise. Not much shade in large sections, so best on cooler days. Very dry and powdery dirt at the end of a long hot summer at the top of the loop. Nice views, but far from the beauty of the Preserve across the street. Mountain lion spotting while we were on the trail, so made me rethink carrying bear spray again. Actually, very few left in this area, but this one was young. Maybe repopulating.

Really nice hike on the Santa Rosa Plateau. We deviated from the shown route by taking the west loop out of parking and going the other way around the Adobe historic area...added about 0.3 miles to the trip. Make sure you bring water. The far route on the actual Punte Mesa trail was a dream...especially at 8am...so quiet and still shaded. Highly recommend...but not in the high heat.

It was ok. Not my type of hike. First time there is don't think I'll be going back.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a simple flat hike. There was not much of a challenge. I took my 6 year old son and he was able to keep up. We liked going on the little outlet trails along the way. We basically went on a nature walk and appreciated being outdoors together.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice.

walking
3 months ago

amazing trail..this is a must

walking
3 months ago

Best hike in Murrieta

I live 15 minutes away from this hike. I hike it and run it regularly. The best part of the plateau is that there are many hikes short and long easy and moderately difficult making it very accessible for hikes of all ages and experience it. If you can make it to the adobes its worth it.
Bring water and sun block.

nice easy trail. if you hike the complete outside loop, its about 12 miles.

Very pretty trail. I highly recommend it. I went in the summer time (early morning) and it was pretty, but I think it would be spectacular in the spring. I'll be back.