Whitewater Canyon Loop Trail

MODERATE 71 reviews
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Whitewater Canyon Loop Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near White Water, 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
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
810 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

17 days ago

A beautiful area with a few different routes to choose from. It's great that dogs are allowed, but we were surprised to find that no trash cans were available near the picnic area or trail head.

Beautiful loved the hike an the pond in the entrance!!

hiking
24 days ago

Great quick hike! We brought our Boxer/Pit with us. This hike is easy to do. Great views at the top!

25 days ago

Beautiful, well maintained. Very diverse landscape and terrain, from flat crystal clear streams to steep ravines and epic canyon views. Be sure to dip your feet in the stream at the end!

27 days ago

This is a really pleasant trail. some stunning scenery. Not very difficult for most of it. couple if steep ascents, but well worth it.

28 days ago

Beautiful!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Timing is everything for this hike. Never on weekends and especially when everything is in bloom early April. And yes their are snakes

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little hike this time of year! Lots of wildflowers and the river was flowing nicely.

hiking
1 month ago

Arrived at 8am on a Sunday, right when they open. Rangers were very nice, however the trails were lacking. We had to double back at dead ends multiple times. It was very rocky and flat, the scenery was nice but it was a fairly boring hike so we wandered about 3 miles then gave up and headed to the Cabazon Outlets down the road to put in a few more miles (shopping!). By the time we left the Preserve at 9:30am, the entire parking lot was full and people were parking along the streets and walking in. A car full of people waited 5 minutes for us to load our gear just to take our parking spot. Bathroom was pretty dirty and we went in right when they opened.
I don't imagine we'll be going back, but kids might like it and it's probably easy enough for anyone.

1 month ago

An amazing first hike‼️

1 month ago

We had the trail almost to ourselves on a recent Tuesday morning. Irritated to cross paths twice with an unleashed dog. Other than that, it was a great experience- well-maintained trail and gorgeous wildflowers.

hiking
1 month ago

I hiked this loop on a Sunday. Beware, if you enjoy solitude during your hike, do not go on a weekend. This place was uncomfortably packed.

1 month ago

Beautiful wildflowers!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

After crossing the river, climb to nice canyon and river vistas. Solo took about 1.5 hours for the loop trail.

1 month ago

Nice views of canyon and river valley. Not too rocky.

hiking
1 month ago

Had a great hike through this loop. We went up through the north side which is not very floral. As we were going up a couple that had passed us were coming back down. They said there were no flowers. We continued on about 15 more minutes and we were surrounded by fields of flowers. I wish I had known or I would have told them.

1 month ago

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