Kitchen Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 49 reviews
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Kitchen Creek Falls Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pine Valley, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.6 miles 931 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

This is a moderate hike along the Pacific Crest Trail out to a series of waterfalls at Kitchen creek. The trailhead is just off the highway and easy to find. The terrain and trail are easy to navigate although there are some steep parts near the water which you can choose to avoid. There is ample space to lounge by the water so I would suggest you plan on hanging out for a bit before heading back!

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8 days ago

Best after a rain. Need to do some trail blazing to actually get to the falls, but nothing crazy.

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2 months ago

Waterfall is nice and the trail could be from moderate to hard. Hardly recommended!!!

2 months ago

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3 months ago

Nice little falls here in SD, when the water is running. Started at Boulder Oaks camp and went up to Kitchen Creek. Decent to the Falls themselves is a bit sketchy, but doable. Feb, had a nice stream of water over the rocks. Area is prone to rattlesnakes and other wildlife so just be aware.

3 months ago

Nice trail but no water. I am definitely going back when I can see some rain in SD.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful easy hike. Some slippery rocks though, wear shoes with good grips.

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7 months ago

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8 months ago

Nice trail to the creek. Very light rain, beautiful weather in May. Wife & 1 year-old son went along (son was carried in "Tula") enjoyed lunch at the creek (we were a little unprepared as it was a little cold, so take a sweater :)

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9 months ago

Awesome hike!

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10 months ago

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

Fun little hike. Didn't even know it existed. Water coming down through the rocks made for some fun pics. Definitely worth trying if you're in east county area!