Kitchen Creek Falls Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pine Valley, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is a moderate hike along the Pacific Crest Trail out to a series of waterfalls at Kitchen creek. The trailhead is just off the highway and easy to find. The terrain and trail are easy to navigate although there are some steep parts near the water which you can choose to avoid. There is ample space to lounge by the water so I would suggest you plan on hanging out for a bit before heading back!
Nice trail , super easy
The hike was pretty neat
A great place to stop for lunch while your hiking the PCT. The descent is steep, watch your step.
Pretty nice n easy trail until you get to the last leg downhill scramble to the creek. The water was flowing nicely thanks to the recent showers. Loved the clear, well maintained path. Made for a great trail run back to the car.
Simple 4.5 mi hike (gets steep when going down to the falls at the end) with beautiful running water at the end of the trail. A hidden gem.
This trail was pretty cool. Not too long, not too short. Just about 5 miles round trip. Surprisingly, there was a ton of water in the falls this time of year - I figured with the recent heat wave it would have dried up but I was pleasantly surprised. The last 1/10 of a mile down to the falls is a bit more rugged, but not too bad at all. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Spring time had some nice blooms as well. I'll be back after another big rain storm!
Nice hike. Nice landscape. Not a lot of people. Unfortunate highway road noise for the first half of the hike.