Ortega Falls

MODERATE 75 reviews
#10 of 91 trails in

Ortega Falls is a 0.3 mile loop trail located near Lake Elsinore, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from December until May.

DISTANCE
0.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
98 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

walking

waterfall

rocky

no dogs

20 days ago

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

hiking
22 days 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
25 days ago

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

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month 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

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1 month ago

awesome trail!

1 month ago

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

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2 months ago

alright might be pack in the middle of the day and parking could be better

hiking
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hiking
3 months ago

It's not a bad trail. Make sure to follow the trail carefully as it is easy to get lost on the many paths that lead to no where.

There was a lot of trash for a national park, but all of the water falls are very cool and there is still a lot of water. Bring a towel and swim suit if you want to dive into the little pools too.

3 months ago