Ortega Falls

EASY 85 reviews
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Ortega Falls is a 0.3 mile loop trail located near Lake Elsinore, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from December until May.

DISTANCE
0.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
16 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

walking

waterfall

rocky

no dogs

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Water has officially dried up

hiking
1 month ago

Fun little hike. Although isn't marked very well so be careful and try not to get lost.

hiking
1 month ago

Not well marked. Once you find it, the trail was rocky and there are multiple paths. When we got to the falls, it wasn't flowing very much and there was graffiti. The hike was a pretty one and my young kids had fun. So it was a win in my book.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Amazing view for such a short hike. It's a little rocky.

hiking
2 months ago

So so beautiful.I was lucky enough to experience this trail with someone who loves to climb so we had a bit more of an adventure climbing up to the very top of the falls .We only did this because he led the way up there otherwise I would not recommend any novice hikers to attempt that hike/climb above the falls.Getting to the falls was quite easy and many people also took bathing suits so if you're down to enjoy the cold water then I'd recommend to pack a spare bag of clothes !

hiking
2 months ago

East hike. Waterfalls are low but still pretty. Sad about the trash

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

-I came in mid May 2017 plenty of water but the
-Waterfalls are fuller earlier in the year after the rains -Easy short hike with a great reward of waterfalls
-There are at least two Waterfalls, stay right for the bigger waterfall
-You may have to hike through bolder rocks
-The trail shrubs were outgrown
-Take water shoes
-Some poison oak
-Take snacks hang out for a bit
-1 or two 16oz water bottles per person is fine.
-Extra shoes and socks. You may be crossing water
-No strollers
It was disappointing how much trash & graffiti there was : (
PICK Up YOUR Trash! Leave No trace behind.

3 months ago

The family loved everything about this hike. Pretty easy to hike , you have to climb over some rocks here and there but nothing to bad. Great views

3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

awesome trail!

3 months ago

Lots of tagging under the Falls. Kids pics are ruined with penis tagging behind Falls. Decent hike

3 months ago