Santa Rosa Plateau Trail to Monument Hill

EASY 27 reviews

Santa Rosa Plateau Trail to Monument Hill is a 6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Murrieta, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

6.0 miles 518 feet Loop

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

washed out

no dogs

hiking
3 days ago

9 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

we've done this hike a few times. it's beautiful. hard to believe you are in Murrieta ca.

10 days ago

Great place just to go for a day hike

1 month ago

Easy and nice trail for an afternoon hike, walk.

3 months ago

Great trails for a family hike, many different trails to explore.

4 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

My favorite place for a trail run! Be careful... Tons of tarantulas and a few coyotes crossed my path several times. Stay alert!

4 months ago

Great Hike today. Cool morning. Got in 5 miles of a good steady hike!

hiking
6 months ago

Great easy hike. I was able to hike a 9.5 mile loop. Along the trails I came across a tarantula and some coyotes.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

I loved this hike. After Monument we kept going to the adobes. Awesome Sunday hike.❤️❤️

7 months ago

So close to home, but out of reach when out there, was a splendid run.

hiking
8 months ago

Great for a relaxing hike on a breezy day.

9 months ago

A great hike nice gradual elevation changes, not much shade.

hiking
9 months ago

love this trail!! We did the 8 mile trail and got in over 20k steps. Took the babies in carriers for extra weight, they have added more bench areas throughout for quick snack stops. Overall a tough trail of you are planning on trucking most of it and adding in some running. Lots of up and down with steep hills and tons of nature around you. I suggest using a camelback, because carrying anything in your hands will take a toll, especially since the trail isn't very laid out for humans to walk on so be careful!

9 months ago

Beautiful and diverse I think we hiked 3 different trails can't wait to go back

hiking
10 months ago

Turned this 7.5 mile hike into 11.14 miles. Beautiful rolling trails. Nothing difficult. It took 3 hours and 8 minutes to complete this hike. It was a nice easy stroll for me. great distance hike with some speed, but no challenge of steep inclines and elevation gains. Great for family hikes/picnics, however pets are not allowed and the fines are steep.

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Hiked a 7 1/2 mile loop today. Got started around 8:30 and was back by 11 am. Perfect timing, as it was getting pretty hot by the time I got back to the parking lot. The loop I took started at the visitor center - waterline rd to Faultline which turns into Punta Mesa. Punta Mesa ends up at the Adobes, where you can rest under the Oaks for awhile. I then took Ranch Road and Ranch Trail back to the Visitor Center.
There was plenty of shade on the Punta Mesa portion of the loop, and this area of the park is beautiful.
Wildlife-wise, almost stepped on a 2 foot rattlesnake when walking the Faultline Road section, so keep your eyes down, which I guarantee you I did for the rest of the hike. Also saw a huge coyote off of Ranch Road, probably the biggest one I've ever seen.