Fishermans Camp via Tenaja Falls Trail

MODERATE 90 reviews

Fishermans Camp via Tenaja Falls Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Elsinore, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
626 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Temecula, CA: Travel Interstate 15 to the Clinton Keith Road exit and go west, then south on Tenaja Road for a total of 9.9 miles. Turn right at sign that points to Cleveland Forest Rd. Continue 5 miles to trailhead. Then continue 4.3 miles to the falls.

1 month ago

Thank you Brianna for the directions. We found the trail and everyone ignore what is on this trail because the directions to get there are wrong and the direction shown in the trail is the opposite way and it's 5.8 on wat to the end and only .7 to the falls. I didn't check to see if fisherman camp trail was accurate with directions but follow Brianna and you can find. It's probably 5-7 miles past Tanaya Trailhead.

1 month ago

Love this trail! We've hiked it twice now, each time a little farther than before. We have yet to make it all the way. I love the stream that's along the trail. The constant bubbling is soothing and the only sound around besides the birds. The trail is well manicured. The trees and shrubs are a great cover from the sun and a great help since there's a few ups and downs, that will make you sweat a little. A great little workout for sure.

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1 month ago

This trail is AMAZING! I love the falls and my dog loved it too! Not a very long walk, but it is half up hill with lots of rocks so you can easily get a good workout.

I tried this hike last week and got completely lost in a neighborhood trying to find the trailhead. At least with my experience, I would not trust apple maps to find this trail! Took me in the complete wrong direction!!

To get there, exit the 15 on Clinton Keith road and go west past the Santa Rosa plateau reserve. The road will curve and and it will say you are now on Tenaja Rd. Continue on the road and then turn right on Tenaja Rd, when it turns into a different street. Keep going then turn right on Cleveland Forest Rd. This will take you to the trailhead, but be careful! It is a long winding Rd through the canyon, which gives you some INCREDIBLE views! Just wanted to share how we got there because this hike is definitely worth the drive!

Happy hiking!!!

1 month ago

Fun little hike, we were lucky enough to see the falls flowing pretty good.

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2 months ago

Tenaja Falls trail head is only 1.7 mies in and the same back out. Its very rocky and you have to cross the stream.

2 months ago

Great easy trail! You do have to cross a stream to get there keep that in mind. Just a little too popular for my liking.

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2 months ago

Loved this place!!! Great hike! Very beautiful! Just went yesterday! Water flow on the falls was great!!!

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2 months ago

a very nice hike.. path/trail sometimes disappeared, but as long as you know where the water is flowing, all you have to do is keep going "up stream".

2 months ago

Beautiful hike

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2 months ago

Excellent first time out using this app. Starting from Fishermans Camp Trial, to Tenaja Falls trail all the way to the falls and then walked the road back to Fishermans Camp parking lot because we were running short on daylight. Trails were beautiful, expect more people the closer you get to the falls. I'll explore more of the canyon downstream next time, some nice spots down there. Had a great time, beautiful day! PLEASE PACK IN/PACK OUT!