Whitewater Canyon Loop Trail

MODERATE 81 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.

5 days ago

Love it.

8 days ago

the best place so far!

14 days ago

Too hot to hike the full trail but the creek is a refreshing oasis from the heat. The rangers at the preserve are awesome.

hiking
1 month ago

camping
1 month ago

One of my favorite places . Can get a bit crowded at times in the Spring . Many different hikes and a lot of creek bed to explore . If your into flowers or rocks , This is the place to go . The park itself is very nice bathrooms and tables . Nice place for overnight camping but remember to bring everything you need as they lock you in at 5pm . But you can always leave a car outside the gates . I have been here probably 50 times but have only seen Sheep once but I still look every time I go . If you are hiking in the morning or evening , You will must likely see a snake . Don't be a Jackass and block the road just because you want to look at something . Seems to be a very common theme here .

1 month ago

Great day hike. Started trail from campground side and came down switchback portion.

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2 months 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
2 months ago

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

2 months 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!

2 months 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.

2 months ago

Beautiful!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months 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
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months 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.