Canyon View Loop Trail 3.5 mile loop (Moderate) This loop trail follows a section of the Pacific Crest Trail south, ascending 500’ to the top of a winding ridge, with excellent views of Whitewater Canyon and the north face of Mount San Jacinto. In the spring, this loop is the best place to see fields of Poppies, Lupines, Coreopsis, and many other wildflowers. Leaving the ranger station, head northwest along the marked trail between two palm trees, cross the Whitewater River, and reach the Pacific Crest Trail in one‐half mile. Turn left and wind up switchbacks for roughly three – quarters of a mile. At the top of the switchbacks, look for the trail post and turn left for the Canyon View Loop. Follow the trail along the top of the ridge, stopping at several overlooks to enjoy views of the preserve and Whitewater Canyon. Continue south along the ridge as it descends via switchbacks to Whitewater Canyon Road. Walk up the road several hundred yards to the trail marker just beyond the river by a preserve sign. Follow the rock‐lined trail from there back to the ranger station.
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CAR POOL RIVERSIDE LOCATION:
Chick-fil-A 2885 Canyon Springs Pkwy Riverside, CA 92507
We will leave by 8:00 AM.
Call or txt me at[masked]-2156.
After the hike, we can have potluck picnic at the preserve's picnic area, next to the Trout Pond. Please put the comment below if you like to bring some dishes.
Please comment bellow if you want to initiate a carpool since the parking is limited.