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, CA that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.6 miles 813 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.

7 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

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

camping
4 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.

4 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Excellent hike , well marked trails and beautiful scenery

hiking
8 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.

9 months ago

A good trail great views of the river valley.

9 months ago

Great hike

hiking
10 months ago

Great Winter hike. Cant wait to see it in the Spring runoff.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful weather. Nice for a family day trip

11 months ago

Great place to walk and take in the scenic views! Would recommend for anyone. Very easy walk.

hiking
1 year ago

Great

1 year ago

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.

hiking
1 year ago

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

1 year ago

Great hike. Beware in summer. It gets hot. Early morning hikes are the best.

1 year ago

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.

1 year ago

This trail is so cool. If you have studied geology you will love all the cool ricks. I live seeing how the wind has shaped the hillsides. The hike along the river is fun,but there was barely any water. some parts just little ponds. It's January and the rain from earlier gone. The flowing little river we saw two years ago can only been seen by the positions of rock,drift wild,and drying mud. Some water still runs. We went of the left trail by the sign for the Stone house 6 miles and info on Pacific Rim. we went up until the trail narrowed very scary if you were scared of heights.

hiking
2 years ago

My family loves the flowing stream in January. Easy trail for kids 2& up. love the picnic area although there are no trash cans. Bring your own trash bag and take with you. There are three man made ponds with fish. we saw a big horn sheep on one of hills overlooking the ponds. Go before summer . Too hot without trees.

hiking
2 years ago

Such an awesome trail! Great work out, not too intense, but it is definitely not the easiest..if your dogs can hang and you bring lots of water for them, take them with you. Beautiful views, I haven't been when there is water, but I am sure it is even more beautiful. Highly recommended!!