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Trevor Boyer
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HikingBugsOver grown

Encountered a huge rattlesnake on the trail.

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Ava Kahn
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HikingBugsFee

Not my favorite. Cash fee 10$ if you park in the campground. You have to go through the camp ground to get to the trailhead. You can park up the 79 for free. I went on a sunday yikes. It was busy as hell, the green valley falls are right at the beginning of this trail to the left and they were packed with people. Not one person wearing a mask. Covid 19 petri dish. The trail is gorgeous i mean its a beautiful area so close to san diego but man i don’t like seeing a ton of people when i hike. And no one cares thats there is a contagious virus spreading rapidly so imma pass on this one unless its off season and during a week day.. also, please bring water and at least where a hat. It is hot people. I was asked where the “exit” was on this hike 2 miles in. Insane.

Elizabeth Panara
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Hiking

Beautiful. We made a small detour to see Green Valley Falls on the way back. The falls are only .04 miles off the trail. This trail was so fun. We only saw one other couple on the loop. It was dry season but there were parts where we crossed water, nothing too deep. Part of the loop is overgrown so pants would be good idea. The weather was a high of 70 I wouldn’t do this hike in a hotter temperature.

Vernon Gerzen
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Denny Manning
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My friend and I chose the longer hike for a workout. We did not want to go straight to the waterfall. It did not disappoint but unfortunately we did caught in the heat so the waterfall at the end was a welcome cool down. There is not a lot of shade so bring a hat, extra water, and sunscreen. Oh, I almost forgot there was crazy bugs the entire time on the trail. Bring a net and bug spray!

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Jenni B
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Hiking

Walked from West Mesa Trail through Green Valley campground and onto Pine Ridge Trail. Good workout, mildly challenging trail because it’s mostly lined with small rocks and isn’t smooth. There were lots of bugs and horseflies so beware, although we are in summer so that’s why they are probably out. I wish I would have brought my bug repellant. Beautiful views.

Vernon Gerzen
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Ashley Ashley Rivero
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Hiking

Nothing special. It’s an easy hike and the entire hike is roughly 300ft off the main road, so you hear cars constantly. It’s along a trail that can be used by bikers and horses then ends in a paved road. It’s an easy walk from one campground to another campground. The falls are really crowded, beautiful but people are blasting music and would be fun if that was what I was there for. If you want to see the falls, don’t waste your time, just park at the campground.

Jenni B
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Hiking

Did this trail in April and highly recommend it. Passed 2 small creeks, wild turkeys, many bird species. It is serene and peaceful. Had to park on side on road as main parking lot was closed due to Covid restrictions.

Kevin Rivera
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Hiking

This was a nice little walk over pretty easy terrain. Along the way there I walked by what sounded like three beehives, sooo be careful. The turnaround point of this hike was really nice with the little falls along a creek. Well worth it

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Katie Duron
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HikingBugs

Lots of flies and very hot hike right now. But does have wildflowers and amazing waterfall to swim in. Trailed head closed for covid, parked a bit further up the road.

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Devin Foster
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Beautiful and an adventure..... but it’s a horse trail so make sure you have hiking boots/shoes and possibly trekking poles. You cross the river twice but a waterfall give you a way across the one in saddleback and a beaver damn gives you a way across the sweet water trail part. Make sure you allow yourself time to enjoy the falls, they were busy on a Saturday but still worth it!!!

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Zeyteriah Zinn
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HikingBugs

We really loved this trail. Couldn’t park at the visitors center/ school camp, so we parked one lot further by West Mesa and took Cold Stream Trail to the school/visitor center. Then we caught the west side trail by crossing the 79 and took that all the way to green valley falls. There were bathrooms at green valley and at the visitors center. We took West side trail the whole way back to West Mesa. Made our hike a total of 9.4 miles or so. Overall this trail was beautiful and remote, though nearby the road, we only passed by others a handful of times- with the exception of green valley falls which was somewhat crowded. The weather was great. There was a small stream to cross, which was great! I used my water purifier to refill my hydra pack! Pretty cool.

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Liz Jones
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Hiking

3/20/20 Beautiful hike! It’s been raining the past week so the creeks were flowing. Couple little crossings. Went clockwise and I really loved this hike. Was looking for something far away from people because of the corona virus. Started at 8am and saw maybe 20 people the entire 10.5 miles. Saw the turkey tracks but no turkeys :(. Also saw deer tracks too. Will do this one again for sure. I can imagine it would be VERY hot during the summer months. Very little shade.

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Katy Brodwater
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John Scampone
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Hiking

12.8 mile hike

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Derek N.
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HikingFloodedOver grownRocky
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Richard Martinez
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HikingBlowdownMuddyOver grown

Hiked this trail last weekend (01/25/20) and stayed overnight in the Granite Springs trail camp. The creek was still flowing, so we were able to filter water from it, but it doesnt look like it will be there through summer. The large oak trees in camp 1 are dying and their limbs are breaking, so be careful. One huge limb broke off and blocked the path to camp one, so cut through camp 2 to get to it. The trail definitely needs some maintenance, its overgrown in a few areas and there were two areas where a tree fell and blocked the path completely. My son came back with a tick, so make sure to check yourself when you're done. Maybe if the trail wasn't so overgrown he might have not been bit.

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