Whitewater Canyon Loop Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near White Water, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Whitewater Canyon Preserve is a 3.5 mile trail located near White Water, California. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Posted signs prohibit horses and bicycles.
It was a nice lil hike. A bit strenuous, if you haven't hiked in a while or are just starting out
Great hike. The climb up worked us, but well worth it. View of the canyon is unparalleled. Cool view of the windmills down below.
Spectacular vistas of mountains, desert, and dramatic river canyon. The semi-arduous climb to the top of the trail does bring up some risk/reward questions. Can't imagine doing it anywhere around summer. Does feature crossings of a pretty much year round stream - a rarity in this area. And the area around the ranger station is beautiful in fall.
Very beautiful hike. The PCT trails are a great workout and very dog friendly.
Easy to access and park. Dramatic canyon and creek scenery. A perfect early morning summer hike! There were points alongside the creek in which one could almost swim but definitely splash around. Clear, chilly water. The hike up the hills past the creek area also affords some awesome views. Lots of great spots for picnics; just bring lots of bug repellent.
Excellent hike , well marked trails and beautiful scenery
This really nice trail (for the area) is now part of the new Snow and Sand National Monument, run by the impressive Wetlands Conservancy (check out their website, they have many nice parks, and do a great job). Trails are in excellent shape, any water to be crossed will have a wooden bridge.
FYI - 3 years ago you might see 1-3 other cars there (depends on the time of year) - now you may see 40 cars there. You can easily park outside the lot if needed. It's become a very popular trail. Dogs on leash OK. It's 600 feet up and down by my GPS. It's nicely graded. There is a shaded picnic area near the parking lot.
A good trail great views of the river valley.
Great Winter hike. Cant wait to see it in the Spring runoff.
Beautiful weather. Nice for a family day trip
Great place to walk and take in the scenic views! Would recommend for anyone. Very easy walk.
Would not suggest this hike in the middle of summer. Extremely hot! Took my children along age 6, 5, and 3. They did not cope well with the heat. Fortunately they have a wadding pool across from the Rangers station. Trout pond if beautifully made. Great spot next to rangers station to stop for a bite. A covered area with many picnic benches. The creek is pretty shallow at this point, just about ankle deep in most places. We plan on returning in fall or spring in hopes to complete this trail. We arrived late in the day and you are strictly asked to depart by 5. Ample free parking.
loved it, i'm a fan of desert type trails. ran into a diamond back, luckily not bit. if you plan on hiking a good while, then i'd take a snake bite kit, otherwise, the ranger station is not too far. bring lots of water anytime, but especially in the summer. otherwise, i enjoyed it and i'd go back
Great hike. Beware in summer. It gets hot. Early morning hikes are the best.
My family loves going here. we haven't gone to all the trails. We usually get stuck playing in mud and sand. But its still fun. Today, we went up to the left fork trail where you go up along a narrow ridge to top. Stone house is 6 miles if you go straight. It was so much fun. I love geology and nature. Last time,we saw a big horn sheep on the side of mountain by trout ponds.