Cedar Creek Falls Trail

#1 of 3 trails in swartz canyon county park

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Cedar Creek Falls Trail is a 4.50 mile out and back trail located near Julian, California that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Lynn Merz (37)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Lovely. Beware of heat. Got heat stroke

Amanda Beaverson (39)

1 Completed1 Reviews

I went and it was a blast. Recommend it to everyone.

Giannandrea Boiani (439)

3 Completed1 Reviews

Love this hire

Sam Acosta (87)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Heres an idea of what the trail to Devils Punch Bowl looks like towards the end. Epic cliff jumping! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmz6Xu_MQPs

Anthony Garcia (38)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Allie LeDuc (147)

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Sue Kent (1289)

36 Completed24 Reviews

Great hike, it can get hot so start early and bring plenty of water for the hike up hill on the way out

Ralph Bates (114)

16 Completed1 Reviews

Got the last permit to go Memorial day. This coolish morning gave us a lovely chaparral walk with our dog. But it was easy to see how a warmer day would get to be a hot walk as there is no shade except for the last quarter mile or so into the Cedar creek Canyon. This would be hard on alot of dogs on hot days.

Eugene Kim (37)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Florence Sarcon (202)

7 Completed8 Reviews

Took this trail yesterday with my boyfriend and dog. We were informed at the entrance by the park ranger that you need to SIGN UP and get PERMIT by going to www.recreation.gov. Fee is $6 covering 6 people, ( dog not needed to pay any fee). This permit is intended to monitor how many people are coming in and they are limited to 75 slots per day so I strongly suggest getting the permit before planning to get here to avoid any frustration in case you just decided to goa nd slots are all filled.

I would say that probably on weekdays it won't be a problem but coming on weekends can be crowded so secure the permit early.
The lady ranger helped me to get it there and there as they won't allow you to enter without the permit number.

The trail is truly wonderful. You will start going down almost spirally about 75% of your trail then the remaining 25% is through the oasis where theres lots of tress as it is by the stream coming from the falls.
We picked a great day as it was raining for 2 days before our hike and it was cloudy too so my dog tolerated the hike well.

Bring lots of water especially for your furry pal. The waterfalls is stunning in its 80 ft beauty. Again, the rain 2 days ago helped to make this waterfall worthwhile to see.
We will come back next time on a weekday, pack a lunch and if the weather is hot enough, will def swim!