Los Santos/Trans-Preserve Loop

Emerald fields studded by oak trees with small patches of wild flowers springing up in the warm March sunshine. These classic California sites don't last very long, especially following a dryer-than-average winter. However, these things are there for the seeing, and the trails are there for the hiking at Santa Rosa Plateau on this small …

Santa Rosa Plateau: Grand Loop

The Santa Rosa Plateau stands above the city of Murrieta in the southern foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. This gently rolling landscape features the last great Engelmann oak woodland, endless fields of green, trickling streams, and California history. With seemingly endless trail options, Santa Rosa presents something for everybody, from lazy strolls to all …

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve – Sylvan Meadow Loop

Tucked up on a plateau overlooking Murrieta and Temecula lies the Santa Rosa Plateau Reserve. This 8,000 acre park features 40 miles of hiking trails, the largest remaining Engelmann oak habitat, adobes dating back to the 1860's, vernal pools, and miles of rolling meadows studded with oaks and sycamores.Distance: 5.7 MilesElevation Gained: 500'Difficulty: EasyTime: 3.5 …