Explore the most popular views trails near Lake Elsinore with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
2 days ago

Fun, short little hike! Recommend in the morning to avoid the heat! Safe area. Trail head is across the street from the parking lot.

on McVicker Stairs

hiking
5 days ago

Amazing workout! Since it's so short, it is possible to do it 3 or 4 times in an hour.

hiking
17 days ago

Love this trail. Seems more on the moderate side. The only challenge is the last .7 of the trail, but it is fun. Also, there is a lot of uphill on the way back...way more than you realize. Good idea to take pics of the trail crossings...could get lost w/o them.

This is a great campground to have smack dab in the middle of nowhere. It was a great experience and there is a ton of adventure to be had.

Nice trail!

Took the trail in my completely stock 2012 tacoma trd off road dropped into 4x4 hi but I feel like I didn’t really need too. Some minor ruts but I made it through with stock clearance. It was very rocky in some sections. Will be back again with a lift bigger tires and aired down just to take away from the rocky sections.

Love this place. Very quiet and peaceful...no one in sight! Beautiful! No water and didn’t find the falls this time, but will be back to explore. Fairly easy...slightly moderate on way back.

off road driving
1 month ago

Took my 89 XJ down the trail and had no problems, just pick good lines because some of those ruts could leave you on your side or worse.

Nice trail, but do it early.

Breathtaking views all around most of the way. The spot where the waterfalls would be was completely dry again though on the May 12th weekend.

Took about 3.5 hours to get up there with okay pace and some quick photo stops. 2.15 return. (So, definitely longer than 4 hr round trip as some people have commented)

I liked this trail. It was a decent elevation shift but smooth trail. there are longer routes and you can connect with the falls trail to extend your hike distance.

trail running
2 months ago

this was awesome ! went on Wed afternoon. I ran pretty much the whole way. real trail to run on. highly recommend it.

The entrance to the trail is located on the same side as the candy store just a few yards west of the candy store. Although this trail is not technically difficult it is a long trail that steadily climbs which is more difficult in the heat. Beautiful views Some shade in the first half the hike. Found very few places to sit and take a break along the way. Personally I would recommend this hike in cooler weather 90 degrees was a little to hot for me.

Would rate this more as moderate- there's nothing that is technically challenging if you're in decent shape. Not heavily trafficked. Pretty steady climb, the only "steep" part would be at the very end to get to the peak. Lots of places to stop and enjoy the view along the way. Some shaded areas in the middle of the trail, but mostly exposed. The view is stunning!

Trail starts in parking lot across the street from the candy store. A little over 11 miles from parking to falls and back, 9.1 miles as stated on app is incorrect. Falls are not impressive but it’s a nice hike to get there nonetheless. A good 4 hours round trip, take lots of water, sunscreen and a hat. Wear good trail shoes, parts of the trail are dry with loose pebbles/rocks easy to slip in the wrong shoes. Lots of pretty wild flowers along the way.

off road driving
2 months ago

pretty fun, some pretty big ruts along the way, but nothing to crazy.

hiking
3 months ago

Super beautiful hike! There is only a little bit of water left where the waterfall should be. Towards the end is a table seating area to the right. After that, the trail doesn't have much shade but it is only a short period of time. Will definitely go again.

A large part is rocky and slippery

off road driving
3 months ago

narrow in most places. some good size ruts

Lots of lizards and poison oak throughout the trail. We saw a rattle snake after 4 corners half way up to the peak

I would wear more sturdy shoes as the rocks were taxing AND the trail was beautiful. provided for a great work out! sooo quiet for the most part. would have liked more written on trail markers than"stay on trail".

If you’re looking for great views and a kick ass workout, this is your trail. Hill after hill. Well worth it from the top. I hike every weekend and consider hard to be an accurate portrayal

It's part of the Sitton Peak/Bear Canyon Trail for the first mile then you cut off on Morgan Trail and then cut off on Tenaja Falls trail. Not the most scenic and I'm not fond of going up and down and up and down. I prefer doing all the work going up to a peak. No real peak here.

Beautiful hike with great views as a reward at the peak. Bring lots of water on hot days.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail took us just under 2 hours to get to the top (taking the longer route at the 2nd junction) The first 4.5 miles are pretty easy- it’s the last half mile that’s a scramble through the bush. View was beautiful and definitely worth spending some time.

This place is a great leg workout. It has a nice view of the lake and a great little hike for kids. My little ones (5 and 4) love going here.

Nice trail, no water at the waterfall yet. But saw a beautiful big rattlesnake right next to the trail.

Super fun hike, way there is cake but the way back can be a little more strenuous in my opinion. Not too difficult though, a lot to explore.

Went with my dog and a buddy. Fairly easy hike until the last stretch. Not crowded at all

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