Cedar Creek Falls via Eagle Creek Road

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Cedar Creek Falls via Eagle Creek Road is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ramona, California that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1174 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

waterfall

You will need a permit to hike this area, and only 75 permits are allocated per day. One permit can have up to 5 people on it. Be careful - children have slipped off the rocks to their death. Also - be sure to bring a lot of water, the trail can be very hot and dry! This hike is not recommended in summer months, as temperatures on the trail are frequently 25F higher than temperatures in San Diego. There is no shade on the last 2.5 miles of uphill in this hike. If you are attempting this hike in warmer months, bring at least ONE GALLON of water per person and per pet and hike in the cooler parts of the day (very early morning or late afternoon). During warm months dogs should not be brought on this trail, and there have been canine fatalities due to heat. Climbing on and jumping off the cliffs surrounding the waterfall is prohibited. There are two trails to Cedar Creek Waterfall. The main trailhead is the San Diego River Gorge Trailhead starting from Ramona. This is the alternate trailhead from the Julian side, at the end of Eagle Peak Road, starting at Saddleback Trailhead.