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So beautiful.!!! I was so apprehensive, because of its reputation of being treacherous and difficult, but it must have been made safe lately, because though it’s tiring on the way back, because on the way TO the falls it’s pretty much downhill, there was nothing dangerous about it. Honestly, the biggest pain to me was the driving there. I had my regular slightly low car, and some of the roads are dirt-ish. Then again, if I’d had my husband’s big truck, I would feel insecure that it was too big because some parts of the road are very slim. Back to the hike, the destination is so gorgeous. Though it’s too cold still to go swimming, we put our feet in and walked around. Two couples went, and I saw the guys going down the small waterfall into the lower pool.Thank goodness they hurt!

The trail has been fixed to make it easier to get to the falls since last summer. No more climbing down an embankment on a rope. The water is flowing good as of today, March 20 2018. It was 65 degrees and I still drank down two gatorades and a water bottle going back up the trail from the falls. Be sure to bring plenty of fluids, especially when warm out. You might want to bring mosquito repellant if you climb to the top fall and stick around a bit. Only small portions of the trail provide shade from the sun.

There was a nice waterfall as of mar 18, 2018. Make sure to leave plenty time to return back.

Really lovely short hike. The trailhead is a bit difficult to find... Need to follow the cement drainage up. Nice elevation variance. You can see the graffiti early on. It's pretty cool once you get close. I saw some people picnicking on the rocks. Great idea.

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6 days ago

Great Hike. Not suitable to bring pets or your children coz theres a lot of boulder climbing, steep trails and also we got lost a little bit coz theres no signs anywhere. Advisable to start in the morning when theres plenty of sunlight. It was raining today and it made a great waterfall. Just be careful coming up there coz it gets foggy during this time. Advisable to bring walking sticks too. Going back is harder than we thought it would be. Overall, amazing experience.

Great hike. Hiked it this morning.

12 days ago

Good trail. Nice and quiet.

it was a great hike well worth the trip. some things to be careful of is the drive there turn in to a dirt road and it could flood out during the rainy time. also on the trail it self there are two ways you can go, you can go straight down a loose dirt clif or you can stay left and do a easier trail it's easy to miss.

Definitely worth the drive! Very nice people on the way up and down! I honestly was sliding on my butt for a lot of the way down. Make sure to bring plenty of water! The photos on the website don't do service to what it feels like to be there. Definitely the hardest hike I've done but I did all of it! I went from 12:30-4:30 during March and it was perfect!

14 days ago

Started a little later than I would like and almost made it to the top of the trail where it meets Condor Peak Trail. I would’ve continued but had my doubts that there’d be a good spot to pitch a tent up there. Next time I’ll set up camp at Lucas Camp and summit in the morning. That’s probably the last chance to fill up and process water.

Can’t believe this is in San Diego. A must do!!!

uts hidden, it's private, it's short so its perfect for a quick short walk. not much for a usual hiker. but its rewarding to rest at the water fall area. good for a light walk and Instagram pic.

17 days ago

The trail has some pretty great views of the mountains a few miles in. Past the waterfall (which is beautiful by the way), the trail becomes narrower and less maintained. Around the six mile mark, it’s nearly impossible to take a backpack because of the over growth on the trails. It become a much more difficult vs. “moderate” trail. We saw around 5 sites to camp within those six miles. It’s very remote—no sounds of traffic and no sign of people. Plenty of water, as the trails followed the creek (this may change, depending on time of year). If you visit the waterfall, be careful not to get turned around. We wound back tracking and adding 2 miles to our trek back to the car. The trail to the waterfall is off the out-and-back main trail. Lots of inclines going in, mostly declines going out. No cell reception whatsoever, but the app can still track you on the trail. The only trail markers were stacked rocks that hikers made, and sometimes there were orange or pink ties on trees.

**parking: we parked on the main road because the road to the trail was closed off to visiting vehicles. It was about .3 miles to the trailhead. You pass a few small houses along the road. There will be a few signs that tell you which direction for the trail.

This trail was awesome. It took a lot of convincing to get my girlfriend to climb along the cliff side right before the water fall but she made it lol.

The old entrance which alltrails lists, is blocked by a fence and is along private property beginning in 3327. Please be respectful and be quiet when going along any of the ways to the falls.
The "new" entrance, not on public property south-west of the old entrance. On the south side of the street.
Look for the Lake Hills Reserve sign and follow the concrete drainage going east towards the falls over the hill. Once you get past the hill, you are on another private property owned by a different owner who bought it in 2007. This owner does not have any no trespassing signs up currently from what I saw.

The other "legal" (public property) entrance is going a way I have not tested. You must go to the falls from behind. To get there, continue down Skyridge dr to where it intersects with Crescent Glen Ct. You will see a small concrete wall with gated stairs leading down. All of that hillside down to the falls, is public property. All the way down to where there was the old river passing.

The falls are getting a bit dirty, it would be great if other people help clean the falls by bringing a bag of trash out with them. I think how dirty it is getting is wanting people to make it more difficult to access.

Water is flowing decently right now. The weather was great, 50 and overcast with a stiff breeze, a light mist, and heavy clouds around the top of surrounding mountains. I brought two medium size dogs and they loved it also. definable a must do in the area if it's rainy season.

Haven’t been there yet it’s on my list ...so when I go I’m taking pair of gloves and a trash bag and walking out with a lil less trash on the trail . Let’s see how many people we can get to help clean up our trails! #cleanupgrafettirock

Just got through today, raining during midday has made rocks very slippery but well worth the challenge, waterfall was a great place for some scenic photos.

Love this trail....is the water flowing? I want to hike here tomorrow. Haven't been s since may/July when there was actually water flowing ..anyone been there the past couple days???

love this place

Can people please indicate if the falls were flowing when they hike 3 Sisters? Thanks

Hiked it on Sunday and it was very hard and kind of scary especially at my age of 66 but I made it. The climb back was the toughest

Did it at sunrise and completely worth it, even with sub 20F temperatures. A great hike and beautiful view!

Plot twist! The workout is in the way back! Getting to the waterfall isn’t too bad, there is a steep area that used to have ropes. Someone who was familiar with the trail mentioned it since they are no longer there. About halfway down there is a second spot that gets tricky, that area thankfully still has two ropes. There is a small parking lot for cars and two porta potties. Would totally recommend this hike.

Great starter trail for those looking to start hiking or just to get out of the house. Very family friendly and a good place to take your dogs on a walk. A little over 5 miles which has awesome features including a river. If you’re bored at home I highly recommend this trail.

Very pretty and relaxing trail. The views are lovely and there are many places along the river to both explore and kick back a little. We spotted some poison oak on the riverbanks, but it's easily avoidable if you keep an eye out.

Brr! A little snow on the trail. Stunning frozen falls.

Fun and beautiful. But seriously lacks respect! Trash and graffiti everywhere. I will be coordinating a meet up/ clean up on Sunday, February 18. Call or text for more info 619 669 5114. My name is David!

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