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Santa Rosa Plateau

Why you should visit Santa Rosa Plateau outside Temecula. Great hiking, wildlife and history to experience there. Beautiful area kids and adults love visiting.

santa rosa plateau

If you are looking for a spectacular view, place to walk and hike? You need to visit the Santa Rosa Plateau in Murrieta. There are tons of different trails that lead you to adobes. There are high areas where you can see for miles and miles, and just open fields to think in peace and quiet.

We went for a family hike last weekend, it was great. Just pack a backpack full of water, drinks, snacks. Maybe pack a picnic lunch and spend the day exploring all that Santa Rosa Plateau has to offer.

There are two parking areas and a visitors center. You can get more information about this great place there. Then set off to hike in Temecula!

Santa Rosa Plateau

Santa Rosa Plateau hiking

Hiking in Murrieta

It is easy to disconnect when you are here walking around for hours with your kids. There are short trails and much longer ones. You can decide for yourselves how long you’d like to go for.

For the most part the trails are pretty flat. Just one went slightly up hill but nothing really strenuous. There are several to choose from depending on your level.

We had our 3 kids and they were just fine. Stopping to take a snack break here and there they had a blast. We were out there for about 7.5 miles of a walk and they really enjoyed themselves.

Santa Rosa Plateau Adobes

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve

Tell me this picture doesn’t look just like a painting!! No, I took it with my cell phone near the adobes at the Plateau in Temecula. Finding this location was only maybe 2.5 miles from the visitors center, not too bad at all and flat.

There are several adobes to see and picnic benches too where you can have lunch. For more information and directions visit Riverside County Park’s website here for more on Santa Rosa Plateau. For more hiking trails in Temecula visit my post here.

For more things to do in Temecula visit here.

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