Tenaja Trail

MODERATE 42 reviews

Tenaja Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Lake Elsinore, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
849 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

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 on Cleveland Forest Rd (FS 7S01). Continue 0.8 miles to Tenaja Trailhead.

hiking
6 days ago

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hiking
5 months ago

Not 4 miles it was 8.3 and we did not even finish it so many bugs!!!! I mean there was not one moment on the trail were there was not swarms of bugs!!!! you couldn't spot and enjoy with out the nats and flys all in you face and stuff we started at 7am end at 12 that is 5 hours of constant hiking the trail is all down going there on the way back it is up not a moderate hike do not do it if you are not experienced or out of shape..... between two people we had 10liters of water and almost ran out super scary .... saw 3 people on the trail so super quite..... but still with bug spray it won't help the bugs are everywhere!!!!! Paved roads all the way to the start of the trail that was nice no service so can't make any calls ...... we went at the end of May oh and you have to cross over so creek beds so be prepared for that and they do have bright orange marked for part of the trail but other then that is was well marked.... I would not do it agin because of the bugs !!!!! Bugs Bugs ruined it alll

walking
5 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Absolutely beautiful right now! Flowers blooming, butterflies, stream flowing. My dog had fun, too :)

7 months ago

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8 months ago

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8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Such a beautiful trail! Was trying to get to the falls trailhead but accidentally parked at this one and took it all the way to fishermans camp and back. You can make it to the falls from this trail but it is another 4 miles past fishermans camp and I didn't have the sunlight to go that far. It's about 3.5 miles one way to the camp with about 1750 elevation gain total. The river you follow was pretty full right now (Jan 2017) and there were lots of small waterfalls to see along the way. There was plenty of shade but if it's a hot day definitely go in the afternoon when the sun isn't so high and you will get shade almost the entire way. I almost lost the trail at one point because the water was so high and washed out part of the connecting trail across the river. Just look around a bit and you will find it! So worth it even if you don't get to see the falls. It took me about 3 hrs and went just over 7 miles (I stopped a lot to take pics and enjoy the view)

9 months ago

I really enjoyed the hike, beautiful scenery and waterfall, plan to hike it again.

backpacking
9 months ago

Good time! Beautiful and peaceful.

9 months ago

Hiked 6.5 Miles in/out, good enough to go back and finish exploring.

hiking
Monday, August 29, 2016

Nice.

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

one of my family's favorite hikes!

Friday, May 27, 2016