The Magnificent Natural Oasis Hiding In Southern California That Will Make You Glad To Be Alive

This hidden treasure is hiding in Southern California and it’s one spot you’ll want to discover for yourself. Boasting a variety of outdoorsy activities including day hikes, equestrian trails, picnic areas, and vernal pools, this unique SoCal destination offers a little something for everyone.

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You can find Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve in Murrieta, CA at 39400 Clinton Keith Road. Entry fees are $4 per adult and $3 for children under 12. Depending on the time of your visit, certain trails may be closed. Make sure to head to their website before heading out to check the status of any closures.

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