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Hidden gem after the long hike! Best to start early to avoid the heat. Wanna go back either in late... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Paulette S
San Diego, California
Gets really crowded and not much shade but worth the hike

The hike to the falls was long but pretty easy since it was mostly down hill. Got to the falls and... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
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Springtime-only waterfalls fed by melting winter snow.
Julian, CA
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Hidden gem after the long hike! Best to start early to avoid the heat. Wanna go back either in late fall or early spring.

Thank Paulette S
Reviewed 7 June 2018

The hike to the falls was long but pretty easy since it was mostly down hill. Got to the falls and luckily there was actually a waterfall. There were a few people but later on in the day, it started to get very crowded. Some...More

1  Thank BeeS24
Reviewed 20 April 2018

One of the best trails in San Diego, a must visit for visitors,groups and families especially in late spring. Bring more water and sun cream and make sure you register and pay ($3 per person) online prior to going there.

1  Thank Omar A
Reviewed 11 April 2018

The permit is $10 for a group of 5 people maximum and must be purchased online. You are greeted with a friendly volunteer to check you in/out and give you a quick overview and info. of the trail, which is a nice safety and precaution...More

2  Thank OCteazer
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

It was a total of approx 5 miles. The hike there was all down hill with 1000 for elevation change and no shade. So make sure you bring lots of water and snacks to make the hike back because it’s 2 miles of ALL uphill....More

Thank luisrN2470VW
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Went out w/ the family to go for a hike celebrating a birthday. First off - need a permit to hike (was $6 - now $10 I think) get online - I think that was good for 5 people. We went to the main trailhead...More

5  Thank jenLeCreate
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Recent rain made a full streaming waterfall. Three creeks (shin deep) to cross to get there. Bring plenty of water because the hike back can be brutal in the sun. But the view was worth it!

1  Thank RVCollins23
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is a relatively short hike, but don't underestimate it. I live nearby and it is almost a daily occurrence to see the helo going over for a rescue. People die on this trail. The trap is that it is downhill all the way down....More

21  Thank John H
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Several tips before you go! (This review is for the Ramona trail and we went in the summer.) 1. Buy a $6 permit online before hand because they only issue 75 a day for groups of 5. If you are going on a weekend, they...More

22  Thank ayyvy
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Even if the warterfall isn't there when you go, the views are amazing and should not be missed. Well marked trails go through the San Diego River Gorge. You drive through many neighborhoods to get there, so if you think you're lost, you're not. Be...More

2  Thank nttnyslp
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10 June 2018|
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Response from BeeS24 | Reviewed this property |
I haven't hiked through the Julian side either but I heard there is less foot traffic and the hike back up is much steeper than the Romana side. Here's a link that might help you decide which route would work best for... More
10 April 2018|
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Response from luisrN2470VW | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it’s still flowing, it’s going to be very hot if you’re going tomorrow so bring lots of water for the hike and some in your car for after. Have fun though!