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Very fun trail… Boulder scrambling super fun unfortunately all the graffiti takes away a lot of the beauty but still worth the hike! A little bit of water in the creek bed but not at the falls!

Hiking with friends. A little bit of water along the way. I really enjoyed the hike. Good workout. A lot of rock climbing

hiking
1 day ago

I have hiked moderate trails before and thought this was a good trail to train on for more difficult hiked. The trail is a service road that is wide and well maintained. So, you walk on flat surface the whole way. There is no place to sit and rest along the way except a hillside to lean against. It is all up hill to Beek's and is consistent so you don't have to worry about drastic inclines. The views of the cities are spectacular and you can see the mountain tips from a whole new elevation. I will be using this trail to help me train for Mt. Baldy and Mt. San Jacinto.

The best way to go is ride a bike to the trail head hike to the to the water fall and back and then it’s nothing but a down hill ride back to the parking lot.

We started from the Fisherman Camp parking lot. There are only room for 4 or 5 cars. We hiked the Tenaja trail all the way to the Tenaja Falls. There are water in the steams but not at the Fall. One way distance is 4.5 miles. Round trip is 9 miles. It was a beautiful hike. We took the lower trail up and the Upper trail back.

This trail is so much fun, you have to climb over stones but it's not super difficult.

not really a good trail for taking a photo..

off road driving
3 days ago

Great trail. Just called Trabuco Ranger office and they’re going to be closed until possibly next week due to weather. I was hoping to head up here to catch the Geminid Meteor shower that’s happening tonight and tomorrow night.

Love this trail so much. Unfortunate there's so much graffiti. Looking to start a cleanup group to get rid of the graffiti/trash if anyone's interested...

off road driving
8 days ago

Dec 8, 2018 gate closed

When recording, it says the trail goes much farther. As the canyon narrows it gets to a point where you are unable to hike any further due to fallen tree, brush and large rocks. (roughly about three miles in) We did make it to a small waterfall, but a tree had fallen on top of it. I am not too sure how people went any further than that point.

good trail. Took my dog and all went well. Hiked up to where you start climbing over some rocks to get the waterfall, but decided to turn back after a family said there wasn't any water. hopefully that changes soon, definitely want to come back when there is water

This hike was a little more challenging than I thought in that the boulders were vertical but it was so worth it. Haven’t rock climbed like that in a long time. I definitely recommend hiking boots and pants as my son wore running shoes and shorts and his ankles and calves took a beating. I wore hiking boots and pants and was very comfortable sliding down boulders on the way down. No waterfall but still a lot of fun.

Gate was locked. 12/2/2018

hiking
14 days ago

Nice enough to give it a shot. But please don't advise people to go "after a rain" without giving some head's up that means a good day or 2 with no chance of more rain. Most of the trail from the road to the falls is in a creekbed canyon subject to flooding. I worry since most hikers in the area only really know drought conditions. Too much road walking and too many inexperienced hikers for our tastes, but a nice hike nonetheless. Especially if you read up on the haunted history of he area beforehand.

Relatively flat first half followed by creek bed uphill climb progressively getting steeper with some bolder scrambling. In a wooded canyon. Pretty overall.

I would love to rate this trail but the lot was closed and I couldn’t try it. The gate was still locked at 9:00 a. m. while it was supposed to be open at 8:00. Disappointing.

off road driving
15 days ago

Had a great time exploring here. Especially after some good rainfall.

best hiking for my family and friends!

nature trips
18 days ago

Great for the pups! Easy parking. Less crowded during the week. Best after a rain.

Absolutely peaceful, varied, and beautiful trail. Stream, pond, deer, sweeping views. Loved it.

The 1/2 mile that I hiked was mostly 3+ inches of loose sand. then came the creek crossings that were not setup for those of us without horses. creek looked nice.

This trail is part of Holy Jim, which has been closed from recent fires.

Lovely state park and awesome trail! We did about a 9 mile loop that included forest, meadows, creeks and epic views. Good mix of strenuous and easy. $10 to park and rangers helped us with a map of trails to follow!

Love this trail. Lower trail is overgrown and a little hard to follow, but upper trail was great!

One star due to recent fire damage & access issues. The "Holy Fire" burned the entire canyon. USFS has closed Trabuco & Holy Jim canyons for the next 2-3 years.

only one way. no markings.

Great trail but closed indefinitely due to the “Holy Fire” in August 2018. USFS said it will be closed for 2-3 years.

Great trial! I enjoyed it! The only thing is EVERYONE NEEDS TO SIGNAL!! I almost hit a bike because the guy in front of him didn’t give me a sign that there were more riders. No matter what you should be signing in a truck /jeep /bike. That’s common practice. And t can save a life!

27 days ago

The trail is in great condition for the 3.5 miles we hiked (7 mile round trip). Lovely views of Temecula Valley and Vail Lake as we came back down to the campground.

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