Santa Rosa Plateau Trail to Monument Hill

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Santa Rosa Plateau Trail to Monument Hill is a 6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Murrieta, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

6.0 miles
442 feet

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


over grown


washed out

no dogs

15 days ago

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

trail running
20 days ago

This is one of my favorite trails to run.

1 month ago

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

2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

It was definitely fun! Next time to the adobes!

4 months ago

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

5 months ago

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.

6 months ago

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.

6 months ago

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

7 months ago

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.

10 months ago

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.

11 months ago

Fun little hike with nice scenery.

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 :)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Been there many times is just beautiful

Monday, April 03, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Amazingly beautiful! You feel like you are in paradise. The trails are awesome. Look at the photos I posted!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Hiked to Monument Hill with cub scouts, nice trail gorgeous views and just enough in the 3 mile round trip for a group ages 6-10.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

if you like rolling hills, then this is a good hike for you. I generally like to go where there is a body of water. it was easy though and was nice getting out in the fresh air!

Monday, February 06, 2017

Incredible beauty here...ever watch The Sound of Music? You'll find it here after a fresh rain.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A nice hike with lots of options.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

we did an 8 mile loop. it was fun

Saturday, January 07, 2017

we've done this hike a few times. it's beautiful. hard to believe you are in Murrieta ca.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Great place just to go for a day hike

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Easy and nice trail for an afternoon hike, walk.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Great trails for a family hike, many different trails to explore.

trail running
Sunday, September 04, 2016

My favorite place for a trail run! Be careful... Tons of tarantulas and a few coyotes crossed my path several times. Stay alert!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Great Hike today. Cool morning. Got in 5 miles of a good steady hike!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Great easy hike. I was able to hike a 9.5 mile loop. Along the trails I came across a tarantula and some coyotes.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

I loved this hike. After Monument we kept going to the adobes. Awesome Sunday hike.❤️❤️

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