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Mission Creek Preserve

Mission Creek Preserve is a dog-friendly nature preserve in Desert Hot Springs, CA. The area is home to old buildings along a dusty pathway that you can walk with your leashed pup. On the way, you'll pass historic structures and stunning desert plant communities, all with the backdrop of Southern California’s tallest peak in the background. Don't forget to pick up after your pooch. Visit Website

Or call (760) 369-7105 or email missioncreekpreserve@twc-ca.org for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Mission Creek Preserve has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 2 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Riley
    Dec. 16, 2020
    Great Hike!

    An absolutely great hike to take your dog on. When you turn off the main highway you’ll travel a couple of miles on a dirt road. There aren’t any real signs guiding you in but Don’t worry you’re on the right path. You’ll come to a parking area outside a large metal gate with fence posts.

    From there you can take the easy dirt path or be adventurous and walk down by the flowing creek. If you take the latter option be prepared to cross the creek/river several times. Our dog absolutely loved this hike as did we.

    There aren’t any trash cans at the parking lot so be prepared to pack out all your waste.

    We did the hike in December and the weather was perfect. Views of the mountains and river were excellent

  • Carol
    Jun. 1, 2020
    Lovely little hike

    It’s a dirt road really instead of a trail. An easy 3mile walk to the stone house round trip. Trails go further if you’re so inclined. We had a great summer Sunday morning. Splashed in the creek a bit to cool off our paws on the way back.

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