Copper Creek Falls Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Escondido, California that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking.
I went after recent heavy rainfall. I was wearing Merrill shoes and some Kohl hiking pants and was perfectly comfortable. I went past the double waterfalls and all the way up. It was a blast! I wouldn't suggest taking children past the waterfalls due to the difficulty of making it all the way up. Overall - it's a nice trail, not too difficult and the scenery is worth the trip.
Great hike with kids close to home. We started at the old landfill entrance, stay to the left and follow the trail. Crossed a few bridges that led to a flowing fall. Decided to keep going. Went up the trail and went to the right at the top, through the switchbacks which were not difficult for kids at all. Came down staying to the right all the way back to car. Kids loved it.
Awesome hike! So my version was an extended and more strenuous version. Take a right at the fork and head to the creek. At the trail end hook a left and wind up the mountain.
Hidden gem! Don't let the landfill fool you. After you reach the trailhead, it's an absolutely gorgeous trek through a wild area with abundant vegetation. Creek was running and the waterfall was flowing. Be sure to keep right along the creek at the fork in the trail, even though the sign says the trail goes left up the hill.
Short easy hike close to home