Ortega Falls

MODERATE 28 reviews
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Ortega Falls is a 0.3 mile loop trail located near Lake Elsinore, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from December until May.

0.3 miles 98 feet Loop

hiking

walking

waterfall

rocky

1 day ago

3 days ago

3 days ago

Is short but it gets up and down rocky medium effort needed.

3 days ago

rock climbing
3 days ago

This hike is supershort but it's a lot of up-and-down to 3 to 4 waterfall, totally worth it. We took our four and six-year-old and had a blast. Go after it rains.

4 days ago

23 days ago

2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

no waterfall in late september, beautiful hike though, nice scene of the ocean through the mountain peaks

hiking
7 months ago

Nice little hike, unfortunately no water here in early June so I'd recommend coming after a few heavy rains in Fall or Spring. Cool views though!

hiking
7 months ago

A must see after a heavy rain. if you scramble to the top there are small rock pools to enjoy.

rock climbing
7 months ago

Good work out nice rock climbing no water :-(.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

did this short trail, more of a beaten path than a trail. nice scenery for a short hike. highway noise is a constant. hoping for a waterfall because of the recent rains but it was a very small trickle. trailhead is a turnout with the path being visisible on the side the top of the falls is visible from the same turnout so you can see if there is any water on it.

9 months ago

9 months ago

Very short trail but my kids had fun climbing the rocks, no water at the falls at this time.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Lots of Big Rocks, so short and much fun hiking to the water and all around the area!
In the shortness of the hike- at some spots, climbing over or finding the right trail to use can be a bit tricky, but it's all in one area and exciting once you get up to the slick rocks.
A week ago there was only a dog bowl size pool at the bottom of the waterfall

1 year ago