Tenaja Falls Trail

MODERATE 75 reviews

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.

4.5 miles 613 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

8 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

hiked in and out with 5 kids...river crossing is a bit difficult for kids and you will most likely have wet feet.

14 days ago

hiking
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hiking
19 days ago

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.

20 days ago

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.

23 days ago

just from an outdoorsman artist point of view.

hiking
23 days ago

amazing time out here in the hills!

25 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

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.

29 days ago

After all our rain this last month there was tons of water. There were waterfalls all the way down the canyon. so beautiful!

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❤️❤️

backpacking
1 month ago

beautiful trail. though little water on the falls, still extremely beautiful place.