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Cleveland National Forest encompasses 460,000 acres, mostly of chaparral, with a few riparian areas. A warm dry mediterranean climate prevails over the Forest. It is the Southernmost National Forest in California.

off road driving
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trail running
1 day ago

Fun little trail

Pretty cool! Not much waterfall action in the summer, but the water is still pretty refreshing, especially if you go up top. Fun little rope section too. Not as tough as everyone says, but go early and bring lots of water because it really starts cooking around 11 or 12. Also, watch out for rattlesnakes and poison oak.

Three sisters waterfalls hike is very tricky. I won't recommend it to bring children, pets or babies ( I saw 2-3 guys carrying there babies and it's freaking hot and unsafe). The trail is tretchearous, unmarked and disconnected. You also have to negotiate rope climb at least 2-3x although it's very short and since I love rope climbing it didn't bother me at all. Definitely need plenty of water to hydrate especially on summer time. Took almost 2 hrs to get to first waterfall and I was disappointed to find out that it was dry. I read from previous reviews that it dries up in summer but I went anyway for my houseguest. I will probably go back in spring time. Overall, this hike is easy for me since it's short and definitely recommend it to people that are expert or physically fit.

It's a great trail if you want to get away from the crowds. After .7 miles the trail gets a lot smaller, where pants are required and long sleeves are recommended. The peak held it's name with a few Eagles at the top. Not much shade or places to sit on the whole trail though.

The hike was fun but extremely exhausting from the sun. Bring a gallon of water per person and sunscreen! The falls were pretty dried up so we didn't make it all the way to top, but will be going back once it's flowing and cooler out!

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hiking
4 days ago

This was an amazing hike and yes it can be difficult. Its the dry season so the first 2 miles of this hike you will be in and out of the river bed. I am curios how this hike looks during the wet season because I have no doubt you would be crossing the river multiple times. There is a lot of rock scrambling in turn there can be a lot of ways to twist an ankle on this hike so take it slow and steady. Towards the last mile of this hike the scenery drastically changes from being just a dry river bed to a lush wooded area with low level streams (probably much different during winter and spring). The falls were low but it is the dry season. This hike is a must and I will definitely return during the wet season. Stay safe hikers!

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

Fun hike on a hot July morning! Parked the car at Tucker wildlife lot, and started on the trail at 7:30 and got all the way to Harding Falls and back to the car by 12:45. This is definitely a moderate to difficult hike, not for the distance or the time it takes to complete, but because over half the hike is not via Trail.. the last 2 miles are pretty much you navigating up the dry creek bed through a gorgeous canyon, bushwacking and bouldering. There is lots of Poison oak, and lots of fun pools and trickling streams to look for wildlife in/around. We saw several smallish garter snakes, a handful of California newts in the pools and some frogs and lizards. No rattlers though.

When you get to the decent sized deeper pool, you still have about 30-45 mins to get to actual Harding Falls, which for us, was just a trickle with a small pool at the bottom. It was still pretty and still nice to wash our hands/face in.

We had a good time and the entire time only saw two other hikers. Very peaceful.

hiking
5 days ago

hey Becca, you wild minx...
How was the waterfall and the pool at the end of the trail? Is the water still running? Trickle? Torrent? Thinking of going tomorrow. Was wondering how much water there is now.

hiking
5 days ago

Love this trail, been going since I was a teen & have taken our son since he was 7 years old. Have seen snakes, frogs/tadpoles, birds & bugs.

It's smooth going down, not much shade plenty of bushes and critters. Isolated, so make sure you have a buddy, and do not forget hydration! I'm fairly new at hiking, but It was doable. Make sure you use the ropes if you need them, I slipped on my behind thankfully on soft dirt! I didn't see much water though, I'm assuming I didn't make it all the way? I guess this means I have to do it again . The last .5 miles climbing up was the worst, around 10 am, the heat was just killed me. The sun is no joke folks take a hat something!!