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Whitewater Wilderness Preserve

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Address: 9160 Whitewater Canyon Rd, #549, Whitewater, CA 92282-2102
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Until 2006 this southern California canyon oasis property was a commercial...

Until 2006 this southern California canyon oasis property was a commercial trout farm and hatchery. It was added to Wilderness Preserve properties. The volume of water and oasis potential are matched only by the Agua Caliente Tribe's Palm Canyon Preserve. The vegetation in the Whitewater preserve is more mountain riparian. It is a natural treasure.

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A gem in the Desert

Hiking extraordinary. The trails are many and fairly easy. Water in the desert and stay away if it's raining. Many beautiful sights to see. Somewhat hidden but right off #10... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ely, Minnesota
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Ely, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hiking extraordinary. The trails are many and fairly easy. Water in the desert and stay away if it's raining. Many beautiful sights to see. Somewhat hidden but right off #10. Don't miss this.

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Los Angeles CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you for protecting this land, Wildlands Conservancy! We are grateful! The wilderness thanks you! This is a great place to go for day hiking if you're anywhere near Palm Springs. Great for families out for a stroll and great for a longer hike on the north of the I-10 section of the PCT.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We set out thinking it was just another desert hike. It was probably the best hike of all. We did the loop trail, about two hours, and will try the Red Dome option next time. Had I read the earlier entries here I would have been better prepared. The Pacific Crest begins with a river bed walk and after 10... More 

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California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The 3 of us hiked out of the preserve from the parking area onto PCT and headed north. We crossed the Whitewater wash and continued on eventually taking a spur trail to a great overlook of the Valley below. here we had lunch and spent time taking in nature before returning the same way. We are very experienced and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing time with the kids lots of fun feeding the fishes plenty of streams to go walk in the water is nice and warm and it's a great way to get to the PCT

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Highland, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

How many times have you driven by an exit on the freeway that seems to lead nowhere and asked yourself, "I wonder where that goes?" This time we decided to find out. At the end of this desolate road you will find the Whitewater Wilderness Preserve. It is an unexpected treat. In the middle of a desert wilderness is a... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

The Whitewater Wilderness preserve is located East of Palm Springs, CA. At certain times of year the preserve has wildly flowing waters, at other times it is almost dry, The preserve offers hiking and photography opportunities. There are "lakes" inside an enclosed area that may be fished.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Visited with friends who have been living in Palm Springs for about six months. This is one of their favorite places and I can understand why. Peaceful. Quiet, Beautiful. We spent several hours here exploring and it was wonderful

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We been hiking the palm desert area for many years. this was our first time here and it is a gem. the base area is amazing with the lodge and ponds. We hiked the canyon view loop. the hike is about 3.6 miles. we did the loop counter clock wise. the switch backs up were fun. the views were wonderful.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

We had never been to Palm Springs and this was our first time hiking in California -- and it was amazing. The four of us took the 3-1/2 mi loop trail which climbed up and up on switch-backs which gave us a spectacular view of the desert below. The hike back down to the Ranger Station was loaded with gorgeous... More 

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