Whitewater Canyon Loop Trail

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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.

3.6 miles 810 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

washed out

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.

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1 month ago

It was a nice lil hike. A bit strenuous, if you haven't hiked in a while or are just starting out

1 month ago

Great hike. The climb up worked us, but well worth it. View of the canyon is unparalleled. Cool view of the windmills down below.

1 month ago

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.

2 months ago

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3 months ago

Very beautiful hike. The PCT trails are a great workout and very dog friendly.

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5 months ago

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7 months ago

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.

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10 months ago

Excellent hike , well marked trails and beautiful scenery

10 months ago

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11 months ago

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.