Tenaja Falls

MODERATE 40 reviews

Tenaja Falls is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Murrieta, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

1 day ago

hiking
16 days ago

Short hike to an awesome place. Tip is you cross the creek just after the sign about the fish. Once on the trail before and after stream crossing you can't get lost. Lots of sun exposure not much shade getting there. Pretty much all up hill to get there so the way back is a breeze. Be careful rocks at Falls are slippery even when not wet or barefoot. Not super young kid friendly.

16 days ago

17 days ago

this was dissappointing to me. the road going in is a little challenging at times. Finally get there and the trail itself was confusing. A lot of climbing over and in between boulders/rocks. Never did get to the falls. I guess the challenge is NOT to FALL! I would not say it is moderate. It's on the difficult side. Not kid friendly!

18 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Watch out for bugs and poison oak!

25 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

This was a bucket list hike for me as the drive to get there is long and the hike is short. We drove in from the west on Hwy 74 and then came down So Main Divide Rd. The falls are still somewhat flowing so it made from some good pictures. I'd do the hike again but would like to add some additional distance to it.

It's an ok hike. The trail itself can throw you off. The waterfall would be more pleasing if it wasn't covered in graffiti and trash.

1 month ago

Not from this area, but my friend and I expected an easy trail like it suggests. I'm not sure where the actual trail is, but it branches off in 20 different unmarked directions. We were really afraid of getting lost. Met some rowdy locals who appeared to have been doing some heavy drinking. It's quite grown up in weeds with lots of rocks and boulders. The road getting there is a very narrow and twisty mountain with huge potholes. Be careful.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Great time! The road in is a tad scary in the car but we made it.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I've never been to this site before. I hiked all the way to Fisherman's Camp and did not see the falls. Where are they?

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