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Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve

#1 of 16 things to do in Murrieta Features Animals
39400 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta, CA
+1 951-677-6951
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Great place to hike

I have been here twice now. Once we hiked to the old adobes, although they were not open that day... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Murrieta, California
Out for a Wonderful hike.

If you're looking into a Real enjoyment HikeI highly suggests this area, Or if you're a mountain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scotty M
Murrieta, California
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39400 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta, CA
+1 951-677-6951

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been here twice now. Once we hiked to the old adobes, although they were not open that day. The other time we hiked on the opposite side of the road with our dog. We enjoyed both hikes. And there are so many more...More

Thank resawolfis
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking into a Real enjoyment HikeI highly suggests this area, Or if you're a mountain bike rider There are multiple trails for those options too. Trying to go in the morning. Might see wildlife We have seen deer and bobcat.

Thank Scotty M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has short and long hikes, but more than ever, great for the entire family. We took our children, 6, 7, and 8, on an amazing hike that was VERY long, to the first house that was built at the time, in this entire...More

Thank Jennifer a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming to Santa Rosa Plateau for years. It is great place to go for a day hike, relaxing run or just to relax and enjoy the nature. Visit the nature Center or the historical buildings and the vernal pools in the proper...More

Thank Craigh11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to hike for all ages, nature trails, long trails always well marked. This place is a gem of southern California. Vernal pools, an adobe and riparian trails. Often see hawks and coyotes. There are a wide variety of different trails some easy and...More

Thank surfer2038
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

although I have severe allergies, the walk at Santa Rosa Plateau was very interesting! With all the heavy rains that Calornia was experiencing, the vernal pools were AMAZING! My friends and I had been there the previous year and did not ha the same experience...More

Thank Joanie6547
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live just 15 minutes from here. I have hiked here a lot over the last 25 years. I like to hike back to the adobe. It can get hot, so hike either early in the morning or later in the evening. In the evenings...More

Thank terrys52017
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to walk a trail in fresh air. After rains is a perfect time to see the water fall or lake that dry up in the summer. With the rains there's lots of wild flowers.

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Such a fantastic family outing just minutes away from home (Murrieta). Our family enjoys hiking the many trails anytime of year....but the Spring, especially after it rains, is magical on the Plateau! Vernal pools, fairy shrimp, spectacular wild flowers and if you're lucky , wild...More

Thank Jayne B
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve continues to impress me, year after year. Last weekend, my wife and I did a six mile hike there with some friends. At the vernal pools, we saw lots of frogs, and beautiful ducks. On the path from the...More

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Ava W
Is there Indian artifacts there?
21 January 2015|
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Response from Deborah G | Reviewed this property |
I have been to the plateau many, many times. While hiking I have never seen any artifacts. However, just before you get to the hiking trails, there is a visitor center. There are many interesting facts and photos and... More