Three Sisters Waterfalls Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Descanso, California that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.
Bring lots of water. The hard part is trying not to slide off the cliff. Definitely bring trekking poles. Numerous trails but there's arrows everywhere so we just tried following them. Tons of freezing water
Hard hard hard. But tons of fun.
Hiked this once during the day, and once recently at night. Both times were incredible. Right now, the falls are rushing hard from all the rain, so it's a really good time to go. I'm hoping I make it out there again soon for another day hike. Wear hiking shoes, not tennis shoes. You will need a good grip. Bring more water than you think you'll need, and wear pants that are flexible enough to bring your leg up and climb over rocks, but tough enough to withstand the plants catching. I recommend bringing separate water shoes in case you have to cross so you can put dry hiking shoes back on. Enjoy!
Best birthday hike to date!!!!
Top 5 hikes of my life! You drive out on I8 40 miles from San Diego, then take a winding mountain road for about 30 minutes, only able to go about 25mph so it takes awhile. The hike starts at a very gentle decline for about a mile. Then the serious stuff begins- steep declines, with ropes imbedded in the trail for support. This carries on for maybe half a mile but it is seriously hard work to stay on your feet. Then you end up near the river bed, able to see glimpses of the waterfall. When facing the waterfalls, to the left is a trail around the rocks up to the falls. Apparently, from the middle waterfall to the bottom you can use it as a natural waterslide. We came too late in the day (it is in the shade in the afternoon, and pretty chilly) but earlier in the day it is supposedly a hit. Can't wait to come back.
Difficult but worth it!! One of my favorites in SD.
This hike was great on morning of Sat Feb 4. Left from La Costa Park and Ride at 6:00am, got to trailhead (not too crowded yet) at 7:30, did the hike down to the second waterfall and back in 3 hours (massive amounts of cars parked when we got back), then got back to La Costa Park and Ride a little after noon. The hike was only moderately strenuous but very technical in some places. Highly recommend sturdy footwear with good traction, 2L water per person, first aid kit in group, gloves (option for ropes and rock scrambling). It's a fun hike. Take care.
Best trail so far make sure u take water hiking shoes gloves n snacks if u scared of heights might b an issue