Three Sisters Waterfalls Trail

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Three Sisters Waterfalls Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Descanso, California that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until April.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1099 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

over grown

rocky

scramble

no shade

no dogs

15 hours ago

always good

hiking
1 day ago

steep descent on the way down in the early part of trail and of course coming back up. there's a small rope a climber has tied to a small shrub that can be used to help hoist you down. the rest of trai is easy. best done in winter. bring lots of water.

hiking
1 day ago

It’s a challenging trek with steep gradient loose ground. Bring lot’s of water and sunscreen. But view to and from the falls is spectacular.

hiking
6 days ago

6 days ago

I was there last Sunday with my hubby not knowing exactly what I was putting us through. amazing view, too dusty and unfortunately dry. The most difficult part is that the way back is much more difficult than the go way.
will go back to see the water running!

8 days ago

Would do it again when the falls are running! Challenging hike, especially on the way back up from the falls!

hiking
9 days ago

Its an amazing experience, the way down its fun but CAUTION, the way back is super hard and exhausting. Take at least 4L of water per person.

hiking
9 days ago

10 days ago

Very difficult but rewarding

11 days ago

nice trail

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Because Sunshine Mountain is not on All Trails we had to use 3 sisters map to find the trailhead. Took me and Rosa 45 minutes to summit. Another narrow, stickery trail. Pants and long sleeves a must. Distinct trail until the last 1/4 mile where you have to break brush and climb big, loose rocks to the top. We made our own path coming down ,eventually linking up with the trail near the end of the hike.

30 days ago

Fun hike! Bring at least 2 water bottles and be careful, there is a bunch of poison oak.

1 month ago

Hard hike but not like everyone says it is.

hiking
1 month ago

we hiked all the way to the water fall. I would recommend getting hiking boots. there is a lot of lose rocks and lose sand. sneakers would make it slippery. it's a work out for both upper and lower body. Definitely good scenery. Bring loads of water.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hike, trail could be marked a little better. I Would love to see the waterfall with water

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago