Yellow Pages |   News Updates |   Events Calendar |   Movie Times | Recycling  |   Document Shredding
Rocklin & Roseville Today Events
Travel, Business and Entertainment Marketing

Riverside County's Beautiful Whitewater Preserve


Coachella Valley, CA - Deja Vu. Once again, I found myself unprepared. The vast and natural beauty of the United States is an embarrassment of riches that can overwhelm the senses no matter how much you travel. You marvel at the sights, soak up what you can and yet, find yourself thirstier than ever before. It's a fun conundrum to consider.

Philosophical mutterings aside, the next time you are in the Palm Springs area, a trip to Whitewater Preserve is one of the region's must see destinations.

Surrounded by the San Gorgonio Wilderness, the preserve is a fantastic place to relax, hike or cool down. The crisp, clear waters of the Whitewater River run in stark contrast to the sweltering desert heat. Hike either up or downstream to explore or lay claim to your own private desert beach for the day. Bring plenty of water and wear a hat and sunscreen if you don't wish to fry.

According the the Whitewater Preserve website, there is a "robust population of bighorn sheep, deer and bear." Warning signs also alerted us to mountain lions, snakes and flash floods as a possibility as well. The area is considered  an important wildlife corridor between the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains. Stay alert.

Visitor Center

For those less ambitious or energized, make your way toward the visitor center. There's plenty of comfortable shade with picnic tables, a paved trail, and ponds inundated with tadpoles resting in front of majestic vertical cliffs. Watch for bighorn sheep. The small parking lot can fill quickly. The visitor center makes a great start/end point for any visit.

Hiking Trails

Cross the street from the visitor center, hop on the trails to begin exploring the desert beauty. A brief half mile walk gently winds to where the Whitewater River abuts the Pacific Crest Trail. It's not uncommon to find hardy souls making the once in a lifetime trek between Mexico and Canada along the PCT. An easy 2,600 mile stroll.

Whitewater Preserve

Whatever your ability level, the Whitewater Preserve is a convenient stop near Palm Springs that easily allows you to experience and appreciate some of the desert's best offerings. It ranked as one of our family's vacation highlights.

Travel Tips

- Cool off exploring the Whitewater River
- Get a taste of the Pacific Crest Trail
- Wildlife Viewing
- Wildflowers in Spring
- Spectacular Scenery
- Hike a little, hike a lot
- Easy to Access
- Terrific Visitor Center
- Bring plenty to drink
- Wear sunscreen / hat
- Bring sturdy, waterproof shoes

For more info, visit

About Travel and Entertainment

Authentic, insightful reviews filled with gratitude for this life's grand adventure.

Schedule a visit from our Travel & Entertainment editors.
Make It Happen!


Placer County News Headlines

Birds & Brew Fundraising Event at Moonraker BrewingAUBURN - Gold Country Wildlife Rescue (GCWR) is holding our 4th Biannual Birds & Brew Fundraising Event and this one is proving to be the best one yet!

Culinary Institute of America Event Series In NapaNapa, CA,- The CIA at Copia, The Culinary Institute of America's newest venture in downtown Napa, presents Sustainable Seafood and Bay Area Watersheds as the next event

Thunder Valley Seeks To Hire Qualified Toys "R" Us EmployeesLincoln, CA,- As Toys "R" Us announces the closure of 800 U.S. stores affecting as many as 33,000 jobs, Thunder Valley Casino Resort seeks to immediately hire qualified

Savor, Sip, Road Trip in Sacramento March 24thSACRAMENTO, Calif. - Ready to take a road trip through the wide and wonderful world of local flavor? The California Automobile Museum is proud to present a special gala fundraising event

Roseville City Council appoints Acting City ManagerRoseville, CA,- The Roseville City Council today appointed Dominick Casey to be Acting City Manager, following the recent announcement of City Manager

Going Strong at 20: Mind Institute Hits Milestone(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - Twenty years ago a small group of frustrated but determined Sacramento-area parents of children with autism decided it was time to fill a glaring hole in medical research

Roseville City Manager Rob Jensen announces retirementRoseville, CA- Roseville City Manager Rob Jensen announced today that he will retire June 29, after serving the City of Roseville for 28 years,

22nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Old SacramentoSACRAMENTO, CALIF. - The 22nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade marches into Old Sacramento on Saturday, March 17, with a variety of free fun and excitement for the entire family.

Gold Rush Dance and Showcase on Ice in RosevilleRoseville, CA, - More than 100 figure skaters from across the nation will be competing at Skatetown Ice Arena in Roseville for the Gold Rush Dance and Showcase

Warriors Awarded Double-Dose of GSAC Pitcher of the WeekROCKLIN, Calif. - With a pair of sweeps this past week from both the Jessup baseball and softball team's, the mound did their job to keep runs at bay granting starters Ashkhon Kuhaulua and Shelbi Graifman

25 Percent Increase in Roseville Gas Prices Since 2016Roseville, CA- Just two short years ago, average prices in Roseville for regular unleaded hovered below the $2.40 per gallon mark.

Officials Champion Senior Nutrition Programs in Placer County(Auburn, CA) - Surprisingly to some, Auburn's senior population is experiencing increasing rates of hunger making them particularly vulnerable to the adverse health effects that so often

NEWS: In Case You Missed It