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Address: Cleveland Forest Rd, Murrieta, CA

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Easy Hike/Beautiful View

Visit in the Winter or Sprimg months. A beautiful view and remarkably novel experience. The canyon is an oven in the summer months and the water is not running during that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Murrieta, California
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Murrieta, California
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit in the Winter or Sprimg months. A beautiful view and remarkably novel experience. The canyon is an oven in the summer months and the water is not running during that time.

Thank allanb645
Murrieta, California
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

A must see if you love to hike come here its beautiful and they have hikes for all age ranges you can even bring your pets.

1 Thank fpetty
Murrieta, California
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This was an awesome hike thru some great country. We had a terrific afternoon in the sunshine and clean air. So thankful to live in CA. Ran into several groups of fellow hikers that were also enjoying the scenery. It was so nice to be out in nature - with people that were just happy to be alive. No one... More 

Thank BuckWal17
Murrieta, California
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Roadside parking is sparse, and you need decent shoes to hike in - I also recommend viewing Tenaja Falls during wetter weather, lest you find a trickle rather than a torrent. For the best viewing experience visits tend to be muddy. Setting that aside, such places (like Fish Canyon above Alhambra) are rare, local treats. Truly something that only a... More 

Thank grriverajr
Murrieta, California
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Sadly, this is not as beautiful as it once was. The lack of rain has made this a sad little trickle of water into a shallow water hole. Also there is a lot of graffiti on the rocks. With that said, it is close to home and a nice hike! Don't expect what you see in the picture though! The... More 

2 Thank amy h
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

It takes a little while to get there from the highway through a tiny winding road but well worth it when you get there. There is a small stream as you head up the mountain then after a little over halfway up you get great views of the falls as you make your way to the top. Do not expect... More 

Thank Jonathan U
Murrieta, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We start our hikes at Cleveland Forest Rd, which is above Santa Rosa Plateau. Lots of shade after a few hundred yards. Beautiful scenery. Mostly narrow trail. Note to first timers or inexperienced hikers: almost entirely downhill slope going out, which means uphill coming back. Can go as far as 11 miles round trip. Must watch your water and turn... More 

Thank George S
Riverside, California
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2,148 reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Wow, very difficult to get there. Let's start with the fact there was no gps/nav system working on my phone. Maybe yours is better, but prepare yourself to do without. From Tenaja Rd, turn right on Cleveland Forest Rd and drive down a (narrow at times) single lane road. You can stop at the first parking lot and take the... More 

2 Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Murrieta, California
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948 reviews
611 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

If you are expecting something spectacular….this is not it. This attraction is one you will not stumble across. You have to want to search these falls out. The falls are off forest service road 7S02 in the Cleveland National Forest. The road to get there is actually in better shape than most forest service roads. It is a one-lane road... More 

2 Thank SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, California
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The water is pretty sparse in the mountains. I have flown over this place 100s of times in a helicopter and it is usually pretty dry. If you just want the hike, it's a nice hike, but don't expect too much when you reach the "waterfall" Its more like a water-dribble.

1 Thank Jeff C

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