Tenaja Falls Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Elsinore, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Temecula, CA: Travel Interstate 15 to the Clinton Keith Road exit and go west, then south on Tenaja Road for a total of 9.9 miles. Turn right at sign that points to Cleveland Forest Rd. Continue 5 miles to trailhead. Then continue 4.3 miles to the falls.
hiked in and out with 5 kids...river crossing is a bit difficult for kids and you will most likely have wet feet.
Beautiful hike during Jan and Feb. Just remember that the trailhead is not the same as the trailhead that takes you to fishermans camp. Enjoy the falls and pack out what you pack in.
nice hike this time of year, the fall is full of water and flowing.
Easy and fun for the kids. I took my 1.5 year old son and he hiked in most of the way by himself. Bring water and a snack to sit and enjoy at the end of the trail.
be careful next to the edge of the waterfall.
just from an outdoorsman artist point of view.
amazing time out here in the hills!
Great Hike loved the scenery!! Be back for certain!
go a couple days after the next rainstorm. The creek can rise pretty high immediately after, so give the water time to settle. The falls were beautiful. it's been a long time since they've been so full. I'd bring along a walking stick or trekking poles as it'll help you cross the creek. Remember to leave no trace and pack out what you brought in. Happy Hiking.
After all our rain this last month there was tons of water. There were waterfalls all the way down the canyon. so beautiful!
beautiful trail. though little water on the falls, still extremely beautiful place.