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Address: Cleveland Forest Rd, Murrieta, CA

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Took the family up there for a day outing

It takes a little while to get there from the highway through a tiny winding road but well worth it when you get there. There is a small stream as you head up the mountain then... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
Jonathan U
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

It takes a little while to get there from the highway through a tiny winding road but well worth it when you get there. There is a small stream as you head up the mountain then after a little over halfway up you get great views of the falls as you make your way to the top. Do not expect... More 

Thank Jonathan U
Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We start our hikes at Cleveland Forest Rd, which is above Santa Rosa Plateau. Lots of shade after a few hundred yards. Beautiful scenery. Mostly narrow trail. Note to first timers or inexperienced hikers: almost entirely downhill slope going out, which means uphill coming back. Can go as far as 11 miles round trip. Must watch your water and turn... More 

Thank George S
Riverside, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Wow, very difficult to get there. Let's start with the fact there was no gps/nav system working on my phone. Maybe yours is better, but prepare yourself to do without. From Tenaja Rd, turn right on Cleveland Forest Rd and drive down a (narrow at times) single lane road. You can stop at the first parking lot and take the... More 

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Murrieta, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

If you are expecting something spectacular….this is not it. This attraction is one you will not stumble across. You have to want to search these falls out. The falls are off forest service road 7S02 in the Cleveland National Forest. The road to get there is actually in better shape than most forest service roads. It is a one-lane road... More 

1 Thank SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

The water is pretty sparse in the mountains. I have flown over this place 100s of times in a helicopter and it is usually pretty dry. If you just want the hike, it's a nice hike, but don't expect too much when you reach the "waterfall" Its more like a water-dribble.

1 Thank Jeff C
Fallbrook, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

I went on a 8 mile hike here on a warm day in February. I recommend you take a small car to the trail head as the dirt road you must take is narrow and treacherous. The falls and rock formations were mildly impressive. Be careful on the rocks near the falls, as it is very easy to slip down... More 

1 Thank Tom D
Murrieta California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

It takes a little effort to get there, both by car to the parking lot and the relatively short and easy walk to the falls. Visit in the spring when there is a lot of water

2 Thank JWMattman
Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Beautiful and fun hiking. Easy to hike and takes a long time to drive there. You can relax at the falls, they were flowing even though we had not a lot of rain that season.

5 Thank KMJ46
Murrieta, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

Its descent hike, fun and cool if the water is running. Problem is its so close to populated areas the TRASH has ruined it. They've littered and “graffitied” which ruins the hike. It’s still descent just not what it could be because of those trashy people. D*** shame.

7 Thank TimBeauxSlice
Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

This charming spot is only 1/2 mile walk from the parking area, though the one-lane road to get there, winding through the Cleveland Natl Forest can be a little intimidating. Still, if it were easier to get to, it would be more crowded. We spent an afternoon there and only saw about 4 other groups come to enjoy the falls.... More 

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