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.
dogs on leash
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.
Timing is everything for this hike. Never on weekends and especially when everything is in bloom early April. And yes their are snakes
Nice little hike this time of year! Lots of wildflowers and the river was flowing nicely.
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.
An amazing first hike‼️
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.
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.
After crossing the river, climb to nice canyon and river vistas. Solo took about 1.5 hours for the loop trail.
Nice views of canyon and river valley. Not too rocky.
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.
Forgot to press record we did this with our 7 year old little girl and 3 year old golden retriever very scenic and the running water is amazing!!!
Our favourite hike so far. Very scenic. We saw the desert big horn sheep. The trail is easy to navigate. The hillside is super green right now. The cactus are ready to bloom in a week or two. Started the hike at 0900 and it was sure heating up.
Perfect weather, great views and the flowing water was beautiful.