Copper Creek Falls Trail

EASY 97 reviews

Copper Creek Falls Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Escondido, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
324 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wildlife

no dogs

Go past the electrical tower almost towards the back of the landfill building. There are a couple of dumpsters. Behind those is where the trail actually starts. Trail is a little over grown in some areas but still easy to access and not difficult overall.

walking
6 hours ago

1 day ago

Visiting from Az and thought it was fun! Nice little water fall at the end! Poorly marked at the beginning though. You park on the street of the closed land fill and literally follow the road RIGHT alongside the old building. Do note there are a couple other trails you'll see not sure where they lead. Once you pass the building you'll see the trail marker shortly after! Last thing to note is you'll come to another sign that says trail and points left.. the creek and waterfall is RIGHT and then continue for a bit. Nice mini paradise

backpacking
7 days ago

Pretty decent hike. Not difficult at all. For those new to the area, after you leave the parking/staging area, the trail is to the left. Do not travel on the right trails as that would take you away from the actual trail. The first part of the trail is travel directly next to the industrial area. Once pass that, the trail head is directly in front of you.

hiking
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hiking
22 days ago

Eh it was ok. Waterfalls were tiny, nothing too spectacular. Also there is no way to figure out where the entrance is, we got turned around three times before we saw other people pull up and hike to it. On a positive note, pretty easy terrain for kids.

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22 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Great little hike good for any level- the "waterfall" is a nice surprise and I had no clue such a trail existed here

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rock climbing
1 month ago

The waterfall is awesome! And easy! Please pick up your trash and don't litter! I saw so much trash yesterday and so disappointed. Don't hike if you're going to litter and ruin the environment people. Jesus. But anyway.. it was super fun and very easy. We parked in the neighborhood a little bit down the road next to the park. The trail isn't marked so when you go past the building and see the trail marker pointing left GO RIGHT. If you want a workout go past the falls and up WHIPTAIL loop. It's about 3 miles and moderately difficult. We did that and had a total of about 4.5 mikes for the day. Watch for hornet, wasps snakes and mountain lions. No swimming and no dogs allowed. Bring a friend and don't go alone.

hiking
2 months ago