Chiquito Trail to Chiquito Falls is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake Elsinore, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
When you think of hiking in Orange County, you don't usually envision dramatic waterfalls. But during the spring, there are a number of wonderful seasonal waterfalls that are just a hike away. One of the best is Chiquito Falls.
I went with 5 children and it was hard for them. we went the Chiquito loop rather than SJ loop an barely made it back. it was rough terrain and hot. the water fall was beautiful.
Great hike, a bit warm in afternoon but the falls and swimming felt great.
Nice hike. Just opposite the Candy Store and Bear Canyon/ Sitton Peak hike. Cross the stream two times and then up to the falls. Can get hot in late spring and summer so go early. Parking lot also fills up pretty quick. The rangers were out writing tickets, first time I have seen this. The Candy Store sells Pass on occasion but more often then not doesn't have them so make sure you get one before arriving. Better off just getting the American the Beautiful annual pass for $80.00 for the US National Park Service that let's you in all national parks and you can even use the express lanes!
Awesome, long hike. Definitely go swimming naked in the waterfall, definitely run along the trail on the way down, and definitely get chocolate at the shop on the way out.
With as much rain as we've had the trail is very confusing. You have to cross the water a couple times to get back on trail. Very beautiful!