Let's celebrate the first weekend of spring with a hike to scenic Santa Rosa Plateau. Located just west of Murrieta, it feels like nothing else in Southern California. Rolling hills, grasslands, oaks and vernal pools make this hike feel like a far off destination.
Beginners are welcome on this hike.
Expect a 3 hour hike for around 6 miles. More if everyone is up for it. Rolling hills like the photo shows. I'm not planning for this to be a workout hike but more of a leisurely, scenic, stop and smell (but not smoke) the coyote droppings type of hike.
Day use fee is $3 per adult.
Since this hike isn't far from where I live, I regret I will not be carpooling. For those that wish to carpool, I suggest meeting at the Highway 76/Interstate 15 carpool area at 1:20 P.M. and leaving at 1:30 P.M. It's about 25 miles from the carpool area to the trailhead.
For those that wish to meet at the trailhead, travel up I-15 to Murrieta, Exit Clinton Keith Road and head west for about 4 miles. The Visitor's Center is on the left side of the road. Address is 39400 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta, 92562. Cell phone coverage is iffy there.
Chad's cell[masked]-8983. I'll be out of cell phone range after 1:35 P.M. (as I travel to the hike).
See you there!