Explore the most popular river trails in Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Good little hike. have done it several times. Ends up being about 5 miles total the route we take. A lot of meadow trails. Hit it at the right time of the year and the meadows are loaded with wild flowers. Very cool!

Easy trail for beginners

Easy hike but today was way too hot when without shards!!!

Beautiful day. Easy horse trails. Nice parking area but can fill up quick. Map quest tried to get us lost take Clinton Keith it takes you right to parking lot. Only downfall as an Equestrian is that you share the trails with bicycles most are very respectful.

Mostly out and back trail, but several ways to make into a loop trail. Scenic always enjoy these trails

A couple survey markers (I found 3) up on Monument hill.

hiking
23 days ago

Nice section on the reserve, visiting the historic adobes and vernal pools is a must if you frequent the reserve! Very well maintained. Honor system entrance fee of $4 ($3 under 12), no dogs allowed on this part of the reserve. Beautiful live oaks and rolling grasslands for most of the way, some sections of steeper incline and forest. Mostly full sun.

Lots of trails, nice place to hike and go running. dirt paths are wide.

trail running
1 month ago

This is one of my favorite trails to run.

hiking
2 months ago

A quick half loop to stretch our legs this afternoon. Started at the visitor center and talked with the friendly and helpful ranger then headed off to the trail for a beautiful hike. Looking forward to returning to the other trails here at Santa Rosa Plateau area.

2 months ago

Great little hike.

$4 per person. Plenty of parking on a Sunday. Not a lot of people. Easy terrain. Went to the adobe and back.

walking
2 months ago

Great views but for an “easy trail” there is a steep incline in a few spots. The rest of the trail is easy but bring a walking stick or avoid if you have issues with keeping sure footing or balance.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful place, more of a walk hike, mostly easy.

Did this with a jogging stroller on the main trails and it was great, there was only one spot where we had to pick up the stroller and carry it over maybe like 20 feet of rocky terrain then back down.

great time ,kids loved it ,beautiful place that's local and easy for my 4 and 5 ur. old to walk

It was definitely fun! Next time to the adobes!

on Adobe Loop Trail

4 months ago

Beautiful views, started out easy and became moderate, which ended up a perfect ending to a beautiful day. I went with a friend who had been on this trail many times. We got lost a little on the way back, but I assured her that if it got dark, I would sleep on one of the many benches, and eat her for dinner. We found the parking lot. Win Win!

Excellent trail. Hiked about 5 miles. Went to see the Adobes.

backpacking
5 months ago

Just a little outing. Cool trail. Kids liked it.

Very easy, good for family/kids. There’s nice views of the mountains and just an all around beautiful place. Planning on returning in the spring.

This is a great place just to be outdoors. I always see some type of animal. Coyotes, deer, tarantulas, etc. No part of this place is difficult and I don't even really consider it a hike but the views are great and the visitor center is nice to visit.

Fun quick hike with a couple friends. The weather was cloudy and perfect.

Great trail, fees at entrance for use. We went during the summer so most of the water was dried up, we were bummed about that but still pretty.

Grassy meadows. Wildflowers in the spring.

walking
10 months ago

Nice trail. We took our 4 year old and he was easily able to navigate. Did hear that the rattlers were already out. So keep your eyes opened. Looking forward to going back

Great trail. Wide and long. Beautiful scenery with awesome historic adobe and end of trail. Also have outdoor concerts in summer. Kid friendly. Diffinately will be back.

Fun little hike with nice scenery.

walking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Had lots of fun with the little ones, we even got to see a couple coyotes walking around. They walked away as soon as they saw us. Great trail and great views.

hiking
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

There are so many trails to choose from! Today my friend and I did a three-mile hike from the visitor center down Waterline Road to Tenaja Truck Trail, then across Clinton Keith Road to Sylvan Meadows and back to the visitor center via Old Cattle Trail and Tovashal Trail. Took us about 1.5 hours but we didn't push it too hard -- just enjoyed the scenery :)

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