Exploring Fallbrook's Santa Margarita River Preserve
Last updated 4/19/2007 at Noon
Cross your fingers that the Santa Margarita River stays undisturbed in its free-flowing state. The Santa Margarita Reserve is Southern California’s last wild river in the Santa Margarita Canyon, a refuge hosting numerous species of endangered birds and plants.
The five-mile trail hops along the south bank, bringing a serene atmosphere that will relax your mind. An open, inviting trail, it can be used for many activities; however, hiking and horseback riding seem to be most popular here.
The lower canyon is widely considered the most beautiful spot in the area, with expansive scenic view...