Best trails in Whitewater Preserve

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Looking for a great trail in Whitewater Preserve, California? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Whitewater Preserve ranging from 2.9 to 7.8 miles and from 2,201 to 3,343 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Whitewater Preserve
Park information
Acreage:
2 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Top trails (5)
#1 - Whitewater Canyon View Loop Trail
Whitewater Preserve
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Whitewater Preserve remains open and the only legal parking in the Canyon is in the Whitewater Preserve parking lot. Preserve hours are 8 am to 5 pm. Please arrive early, and carpool if you are with aShow more
#2 - Red Dome via Pacific Crest Trail
Whitewater Preserve
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h
Please note that this trailhead is currently closed due to COVID 19 however this trail is still accessible from the river.Show more
#3 - Rainbow Rock Canyon
Whitewater Preserve
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
It has been reported that the road to this trail head is currently closed. Please check ahead before setting off for the trail. Note: This trail is not a defined or maintained trail. It is not includShow more
#4 - Whitewater River via Visitor Center
Whitewater Preserve
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
Whitewater River via Visitor Center is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Whitewater, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usShow more
#5 - Whitewater Ranger Station to Cottonwood TH via PCT
Whitewater Preserve
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h
This is a oneway car shuttle from the Whitewater ranger station to the Cottonwood Trailhead parking spot. It traverses the areas mountains. It is mostly on the PCT. The trail is presently run by the WShow more