Mission Creek Preserve

Mission Creek Preserve

Soak up the scenery on a desert hike in Mission Creek Preserve

Andrea Gómez Romero

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Desert Hot Springs,  California
The Wildlands Conservancy’s Mission Creek Preserve houses one of the prettiest hikes, following the year-round stream that’s the source of the area’s renowned drinking water. Bonus? It’s also one of the least traveled. The green desert valley jumps with quail and rabbits, as the 4-mile (one-way) West Fork Trail ascends gently toward Mt. San Gorgonio and the Pacific Crest Trail.
Last Reviewed February 2012


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