Cedar Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE
#1 of 3 trails in swartz canyon county park
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Cedar Creek Falls Trail is a 5.2 mile out and back trail located near Ramona, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from October until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.2 miles 935 feet Out & Back
dog friendly camping hiking nature trips trail running walking river views waterfall wild flowers
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NOTE: Following the death of a 16-year-old boy who fell into the swimming hole, this trail has been CLOSED by the U.S. Forest Service. It is to remain closed until April 1, 2012 or until officials settle on a safety management plan.

Kristi Jensen

7 Completed0 Reviews

Easy trail, very beautiful. The flowers were blooming and everything was very green.

Rachael Reed

4 Completed3 Reviews

Pretty. Easy on the way in but gets kind of hot coming out. Make sure you go very early if you have dogs. Don't forget the permit on a weekend. Weekdays are much better!

Donna Wilson

66 Completed29 Reviews

Beautiful waterfall at the end of an easy hike; being an upside down hike makes it a bit more challenging but nothing too difficult.

Curt H.

Great!!! Been on my bucket list for about a year finally got up this morning, bought my permit on line and the rest is history. Nice easy trail and beautiful scenery. Helped out one hiker who was having difficulty be finding the trail at the washout area in the bottom of the gorge

Lynn Merz

1 Completed1 Reviews

Be careful ! You can get heat stroke on a day temperatures are high in the mid day.
Since it is dry heat, you don't realize your body temperature has risen

Jomar Chu

5 Completed5 Reviews

Easy hike. Just over 5 miles round trip. Very nice waterfall at the end.

will klein

2 Completed1 Reviews

Very cool hike. Get there early as permits go fast. I'm

Keith Baughman

5 Completed1 Reviews

Went today 1-8-2016 and couldn't cross the creek. The stream was pretty full and the sand turned to quicksand. Becareful after a heavy rain.

Mark Bell

2 Completed2 Reviews

Incredibly beautiful hike. First time ever being out there and I was amazed by the beauty of the rural canyon you descend into.

The hike itself is all downhill on your way in, so naturally all uphill on the way back. Not too strenuous, but not a piece of cake either.

Mikhail Hakim

5 Completed4 Reviews

This is a really good hike. You can easily get there but must purchase a day pass to Cleveland national forest. The pass was about $6 and well worth it. Great views and peaceful hike all the way down and out to reach the punch bowl. Coming back is a bit of a mission and tiring but well worth it!