10 days ago

This place is awesome and peaceful. Went swimming and loved it even if I ended up covered in leeches.

Early Saturday in May. Not too hot. Moderately crowded. Trail in good shape. Quite a good flow in the falls. Easy to miss the spur down to the falls. It's a left turn.

1 month ago

Beautiful peaceful place

We did this hike last Saturday 5/6/17 and were extremely fortunate with the overcast weather…perfect for hiking. Our biggest concern was the logistics of getting to the trailhead and where to leave our vehicles. We came from North County San Diego and didn’t want to drive all that way in 2 vehicles…. Initially we thought we would leave 1 car at Lake Morena then drive down to the trailhead and park the 2nd car there, the plan was to hike back to Lake Morena get the vehicle then drive back to Campo to pick up the other car. Well all the reviews online advised against leaving your car in Campo so we just took one car and winged it.
We drove straight to Lake Morena ($5 parking for the day) and asked some friendly campers standing outside of their RV if we could pay them to drop off us at the Southern Terminus…easy peasy! I’m British and it helped that the first guy we asked was a fellow brit so he was happy to help!
Driving to the Southern Terminus it was really foggy so we drove against the border wall, missed the trail head and wasted a good 30mins of our friendly helper’s time…on the way back we noticed the American flag in the distance and the trailhead is near that… there are numbers spray painted on the sketchy border wall and we remembered from looking at the reviews online that it was near number 40 something.
The hikes first 10 miles were quite flat, the scenery was very cool although half way into it we were walking in fog so we probably missed out on some epic views.
We saw quite a lot of through hikers that were just starting out so were totally jealous that they were getting to complete the whole thing, people from Germany, Switzerland and a few hikers from the East Coast.
We were racing through until we reached Hauser Canyon which was really daunting looking up at that beast… as we started to ascend it started raining which at first was awesome but half way up the wind really picked then we were freezing!! Still was glad to be doing it in that weather as opposed to in the blaring heat.
The hike in total took us around 10 hours including breaks. Was sad when it finished but was chuffed to have been on the PCT. We are training for Whitney so this was a good long distance hike but not much elevation gain until the end. Next on the list ….Mount Baldy … : )

Awesome trail to hike! Bring big spray but there are some great views!!

good moderate hike. you can jog this one. there's a fork when you get closer to creek. make a left and it takes you to creek.

off road driving
1 month ago

Me and My hubby "Pete" had a great time.. Took our Jeep and our dog, Suki.. Off the city Roads .. Had lots of FUN!!!

Nice trail , super easy

2 months ago

Camping here was amazing. A chorus of frogs all night long. The trail map is wrong and so is the milage down into the canyon from Campo. It's roughly 4.5 miles one way, 9 miles round trip. I highly recommend taking the bonus hike up to the top of Morena Butte for spectacular views.