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Trabuco Creek Falls Canyon Trail [CLOSED]

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Cleveland National Forest

Trabuco Creek Falls Canyon Trail [CLOSED] is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Trabuco Canyon, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October.

Length 0.8 mi Elevation gain 242 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Cave

Forest

Views

Waterfall

Blowdown

Closed

No dogs

Description
Waypoints (2)
Getting There

Note: Closed due to fires

Take Trabuco Canyon Road for about 3 miles. you will see a turnout to the right where you can park. you will need a Cleveland National Forest adventure pass. You will back track 200 feet to find the start of the trail.

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Reviews (14)
Photos (8)
Recordings (23)
Completed (40)
Saeed Ghaffari
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Danielle Ardito
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This trail is part of Holy Jim, which has been closed from recent fires.

Ashley Murdock
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Really beautiful hike however there was a few things I wish I had realized before I went on this hike. The road going out to the hike is dirt and has some pot holes. I didn’t see a sign for this trail just a steep downward slope to the left where maps said it was. I took the path and sure enough it led me to the falls and it was really pretty along the way. There was a lot of poison oak pretty much unavoidable and not super clear paths the whole way. Lots of bugs and the waterfall was very small and no where to swim (went in June 2018). Still very beautiful spot however wouldn’t bring young kids or dogs.

Aaron Mendoza
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Nice Secluded hike. you cross the creek several times. Path is hard to find at times. Lots of Poison oak

Vic Mars
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David Lawson
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Richy Flores
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Norma MV
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Jeff Altos
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Amanda Hudgins
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Davi Wilson
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Kat N
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Kristen Verdoia
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Alex DeShazer
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