Mission Creek Trail is a 15.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Whitewater, 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.

Distance: 15.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,548 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

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river

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1 month ago

Did this one in June 2019. Pretty warm this time of year so didn’t finish it. In the beginning it’s a nice walk. Then follow the river for a while and stay cool. Beyond the river it’s all sun so be prepared. I only did a few miles past the river and decided that was long enough for as hot as it was. If you want a short little hike and picnic this is a good one if you only go as far as the river. Pretty easy to here.

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7 months ago

This is my pup's new favorite spot. There is a good flowing stream just below the trail. The GPS directions are wrong though, they took us to a housing track on a dirt road. Take the 10 to the 62, then turn left on Mission Creek Rd.

Sat Feb 16 2019

Nice hike just outside Desert Hot Springs. Great way to spend the afternoon

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Wed May 02 2018

part of this trail, just beyond Karen Ave, is now a construction site.

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Sat Feb 17 2018

Easy mostly flat hike. Lots of interesting desert vegetation and landscapes. The sound of the creek is both alluring and soothing.

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Fri Jan 03 2014

Nice quiet hike. From Interstate 10, head north on Hwy 62. Turn left onto Mission Creek Rd. The dirt road is about 2.5 miles to a gate. Park there and hike the old road to the shone house. Gradual elevation climb out, but it's hardly noticeable. Tons of birds. There's a small stream, and plenty of picnic table to sit back and enjoy this beautiful place.

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