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

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bugs
over grown
8 days ago

Park on road near trailhead. Lots of bees. Trickle of water at first waterfall. Interesting hike, can get very hot.

the first and second waterfall are reachable following the creeknbut the ropes have been taken down so ur not able to see the third

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bugs
no shade
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

This trail was short but interesting. There are little nooks and crannies where you can stop and chill. We visited a day or 2 after rain and the waterfall was refreshing. It’s a smart idea to have good shoes that grip and some rope when climbing. Pick up your trash...

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bugs
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

Nice trail and view.

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muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

beautiful scenery and the fall is beautiful. just a little pieces of trash along the creek. Lots of trash at the parking lot. I took 45 minutes to clean up I will make a point to go by there and finish up the trash this week. People do not throw your trash on the trail or parking lot.

Was disappointed in the trail. Very narrow and steep, wouldn’t hike it again

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muddy
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

decent little walk to the first waterfall. the upper trail is a little sketchy toward the end. lower trail safe to third waterfall. ropes recommended at third. historical point of interest.

the trail gets narrow and is washed out in some places, but it's definitely doable for an able bodied adult. took the trail to the right the whole way up. we climbed to the hill top on the way back, and it was STEEP.

Hiking on the sand of the river, calm and very good panorama, when you go up the road that takes you towards the high hill.

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bridge out
bugs
muddy
no shade
scramble
2 months ago

At a certain point had to stop and return back because I had my dogs with me. Will return back to continue on to what’s ahead(without the pups).

great trail easy parking

I was disappointed when I arrived to this trail. I was looking for some trails around Hemet, California and ended up with this trail and had good reviews. But when we arrived, I was kinda surprised that it is on a main road with no parking at all, we could hardly parked on the side of the road and we saw a sign at the entry saying Ecological reserve, trespassing is prohibited! I don’t know why people still gave 5 stars to this trail. We totally wasted our time driving to this trail and I don’t recommend it at all.

On 1/24/2018- Found what seems to be black bear tracks in the wash before the first fall . Beware and mindful with pets and children out here now . i uploaded 2 photos that i took of the prints , used my hand as a reference . I went out here 9/1/2018 and hiked all the back to the lockheed martian exit sign and seen no further obvious tracks or signs of Predatory animals. Still be safe out there people =D.

A great short hike with my dog. Unfortunately kids and adults are leaving it with trash and garffity. I took out a few bags of trash so it would look welcoming. Will be back many times to remove trash

This trail was pretty cool it was long but a good work out and I loved this trail I would recommened this if you have kids and I would totally do it again.

Ok trail....plenty of gunshots, graffiti and nice, decent workout. Waterfall was dried up but nonetheless worth a try. I went more for the history of the place.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

idk why this is rated easy, but there’s two ways. you can either go up to a super sketchyish trail which takes you to the top of the falls or you can walk up the riverbed, which is easier, until you hit the first water fall and then you would have to climb up the wall to continue the trail. but just the walk to the first water fall is pretty cool, i’ll definitely be on this trail again. also beware that people do shoot here, sadly, so expect to see a bunch of shells everywhere. and there’s a lot of broken glass, I brought my dog the first time but the glass and the sketchy high trail made me realize I probably don’t wanna bring my dog again!

be very careful. People bring guns back here (yes! in such a highly trafficked hiking area. Ridiculous, I know.) graffiti. shot gun shells, and trash everywhere. my husband had his windows broken out and a few months later my brothers car got broken into. I used to frequent this area. it used to be a pretty cool little area. it's too bad everyone has to ruin it with their disrespectful behavior. please, if you don't appreciate and respect nature, stay at home.

I would hardly call this a trail. More like following a dried up river over sharp rocks. When you get to the ropes going up the waterfalls it's a lot more dangerous then the "easy" rating this trail got. Please use good climbing shoes with grip cause you could easily slip. The trail was also full of trash, graffiti and shot gun shells. The most beautiful aspects were the butterflies and sounds from the waterfalls. Probably won't come back or recommend.

Three great waterfalls to climb up with easy ropes. The last window is very challenging and can be dangerous if there's a slip. But the walk along the stream is very easy and beautiful

hiking
Saturday, March 25, 2017

very beautiful except for the writings on the boulders

hiking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Reviews can be deceptive here because there are different trails. What should be stated about MC hiking is: 1. Walking along the bottom creek bed you'll eventually reach a waterfall w/vertical rock face to the left which is relatively easy for an adult to climb (there are handholds, but it's an actual climb). Neither dogs nor small children will go past this point. 2. There is often shooting in this canyon, which can be unnerving to some people (although I'm not against it but people should clean up their messes). 3. Starting back near the entrance, there is a "high trail" that hikers can take and this is DECEPTIVELY dangerous. --A. There are quite a few helicopter rescues per year related to unprepared or ill-timed hikers on this trail. Look at RMRU web site (Riverside Mountain Rescue) and also Google "massacre canyon injured". --B. This happens because people think they can take an afternoon hike in and they don't realize YOU CANT EXIT THE HIGH TRAIL in low light conditions. People lose the trail and fall off a cliff, or more often get stranded in positions where they can't see any safe move and must call for rescue. Cell phones work in parts of the canyon and other parts don't. --C. This entire canyon is full of loose rocks and unstable walking surfaces. Walking/climbing the canyon sides requires a lot of patience and care. No one tries the canyon side on purpose, but its where people end up who lose the trail on the way out. They end up climbing into places searching for a vantage point and then grabbing or stepping on rocks that suddenly give way. This is when they finally realize they can't get out by themselves. --D. Rains have a heavy impact on this area, both making it beautiful and making trails treacherous. There were two cliff falls from the high trail in February 2017 after January's rains. Hikers fell from 20 and 100 feet. --E. ALWAYS bring flashlights, warm clothes, food, and water. Leave yourself plenty of time. Remember, there is no place to go when you reach the end (!!!), you may be quite tired and you must turn around and make the hike out with PLENTY of daylight. For safety, if you're heading in after noon you should be fully prepared to spend the night.

walking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

GREAT easy daily walk with Onyx

There was plenty of water running this March! so many flowers of many colors as well.

hiking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

Love the high trail!!! It's dangerous but super worth it goes all the way to Beaumont ca!!

hiking
Sunday, December 11, 2016

This trail is so beautiful, it hurts to see how people have completely trashed it. We also heard lots of gunshots. Be careful cellphone coverage is not good.

Ok so all the reviews of this trail are incorrect in my opinion. There are two ways to complete this trail to the top. Both are extremely dangerous but a good challenge for a very experienced hiker. The obvious way is to climb straight through the wash . This gets extremely challenging as u will need to use ropes climbing straight up vertically on slippery rocks..I do not recommend this as some of these ropes are not very sturdy and I have witnessed some serious injuries here.The second way is a trail to the right of the wash. As soon as u go under the freeway and enter the canyon look for the trail to the right. This is the scariest trail I have ever completed hands down easily beating three sisters falls to the top. At the end of the trail u will be greeted to some nice solitary open land that used to be a missile test site.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

It would be a fantastic trail into the Canyon, if it was not for all the trash, graffiti, discarded alcohol bottles, expended shell casings, and the stench from God knows what. People have truly turn this trail into filth. And the taggers are pieces of crap and deserve to be whipped for turning the canyon walls into trash

hiking
Thursday, August 18, 2016

It's an easy hike for this small town for any body to get a feel of hiking.

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