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Nice trail, not much elevation gain, so more like a 5.5 mile walk. Pretty muddy in places, but we did it in mid-December. Would do it again!

1 month ago

Probably saw about 20 mountain bikers today, not a big deal though. This is an easy trail, decent scenery.

good trail and located near a local Brewery for a nice drink afterwards

I thought this trail was just ok. The scenery is not spectacular and the road is not too far off so you always hear cars. Nice little bits of nature though.

Great views! Will definitely do again.

As a hiker, I had a nice time just being outside but the trail is more suited for dirt bikes.... which I saw a lot on the trail.

3 months ago

Great trail to hike. Took my 8 year old son and we had lots of fun.

Nice trail. I thought there were a lot of bikers, but I went on a Sunday. I went the counterclockwise route and am glad for it. If you don’t mind a steeper climb until the first junction then it makes for a nice gradual downhill hike out when you get into Tunnel Road. Will definitely do it again but only on a weekday when there aren’t as many bikers.

3 months ago

Nice trail for a beginner like myself. Couldn’t find the continuation of trail past the waterfall 樂. Definitely worth it and I’ll try again soon. Plan on going during the spring runoff should be a better experience for the waterfall.Hiking boots recommend

Small trickle of water. Perfect to attach a baby on you and walk to the falls and back. Wouldn’t go further then that with a baby. Saw lots of dogs. First hike I’ve done here since I moved from California. Reminded me a of Ojai and a little bit of home. Would like to know when the falls have more water.

3 months ago

Great hike for kids and dogs. Nice and shaded most of the way. The cave and the trickle falls are a nice little sit down spot for a water break.

4 months ago

Small trickle of water, nice greenery, and overall good little hike.

Nice quiet trail with butterflys and hummingbirds . Falls are trickling today.

Quick and easy. You can walk to the top of the “falls” and get a pretty view as well.

Definitely use the Alltrails app to record your hike as there are many unmarked trails along the ridge.

The area will need a lot of rain to get that waterfall going again. The creek above the cave is barely trickling. My app measured .6 miles to the cave o/w.

4 months ago

We did the trail at 7am in July, and it was very quiet and shady. Although the terrain is a gentle climb, there is a lot of crushed rock, which would be challenging for those with balance problems. Worth it to proceed past the falls, but there is a short, steep incline that would be difficult for children.

4 months ago

It was okay. Biggest drawback is that the first half is on a dirt road passable by a capable 4WD vehicle when not too muddy. Luckily it finally turned into a nice secluded single track for the way back. Passed only by one runner on a weekday morning. Nice and quiet and no bikers seen although tire tracks in the dirt suggest that cyclists as well as off-road vehicles do use the trail. Good shade walking through the juniper. No views. Very flat and easy trail (who named this??). No water for dogs.

on Travertine Falls

5 months ago

wouldn't call it a waterfall...

6 months ago

Trail is closed due to high fire hazard.

The hike itself is pretty and the trail connects with the crest trail which will lead you faulty trail. If you’re expecting to see a waterfall you will be disappointed... However, the views and small cave were awesome!

Great hike loved listening to the birds and the thunder and I got back to my car just in time

Trail is well-maintained. Went with my whole family: mom, sisters, young nephews. Just the right length for a small family outing.

Loved it when I went with my fiancé. Fairly shaded and the little cave feature is a bonus.

Awesome trail!! Loved the caves and falls

I wish this place hadn’t closed-hidden gem!

it was amazing. Beautiful trail to hike with the fam. beautiful indeed!

Nice hike with some strenuous uphills at times. We went further than the junction with the Upper Faulty on the Faulty trail, so our hike was closer to 8 miles, but the loop with the Upper Faulty makes for a nice change of scenery on the way back. Definitely be sure to bring lots of water as the South Crest trail is very exposed at times and it gets quite hot.

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