Discover the Wonders of Riverside’s Nature Centers!

RivCoParks has three family-friendly nature centers designed to help us understand and appreciate our unique ecosystems. The three nature centers are Hidden Valley, Santa Rosa Plateau and Idyllwild Nature Center. 

Hidden Valley Nature Center is located in Riverside, has over 1,500-acre wildlife area, 25 miles of hiking and equestrian trails, nature camps/summer day camps and scout programs. To learn more about Hidden Valley Nature Center, click here.

Santa Rosa Plateau is located in Murrieta, and is a 9,000-acre ecological reserve. Santa Rosa features activities such as hiking, biking and equestrian trails, offers educational 3rd grade field trips and is the home to historic adobe structures from the 1800’s. For more information about the Santa Rosa Plateau, visit here.

Finally, the Idyllwild Nature Center is located in Idyllwild, is home to Cahuilla native culture and offers history education, guided tours and hikes. If you are interested in learning more about Idyllwild Nature Center, click here.

As back to school season is upon us, take some time to take your kids on one last summer adventure at one of the nature centers we get to call our backyard. Remember to tag us on social media during your nature excursions and show us how you are being a #WatershedWarrior!

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