Canyon View Loop

Palm Springs, California 92263

Canyon View Loop

Canyon View Loop Professional Review and Guide

"At the right time of year, this hike, in one of the Wildlands Conservancy preserves, delivers a unique facet of the Southern California desert landscape. Hikers and their dogs cross a ribbon of the Whitewater River before climbing to an exposed ridge along the Pacific Crest Trail for panoramic views of green slopes against snow-dusted peaks cradling the Coachella Valley.

This hike is the centerpiece to the Whitewater Preserve’s almost 3,000 acres of protected habitat within the 60,000-acre Sands to Snow Preserve system. The preserve was established by the Wildlands Conservancy and is one of the fifteen preserves
in the 147,000-acre nature preserve system, the “largest nonprofit nature preserve system in California.”"

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Trail Information

Palm Springs
Nearby City
Trail Type
2 hours
2,210 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,766 feet
Top Elevation
Whitewater Preserve, 9160 Whitewater Canyon Rd., Whitewater 92282; (760) 325-7222;
Local Contacts
USGS Whitewater and Whitewater Preserve map from ranger station
Local Maps