Holy Jim Falls Trail

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Holy Jim Falls Trail is a 2.8 mile round trip located near Trabuco Canyon, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking & walking and is accessible year-round. (Drive out Trabuco Creek Road to get to trailhead.)

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Michael Fischer (93)

5 Completed5 Reviews

Nice for the whole family. Not challenging by any means and the waterfall is more of a water-trickle, but a good starter for everyone.

Giul U. (81)

3 Completed3 Reviews

I took my SUV and scratch the right side of my car with tree branches (unhappy face). The road to get to the trial is a few miles long, bumpy and gets progressively worse as you get closer to the trail. I decided to park 1 mile away on the side of the road. You can get by without a truck/SUV.my friends took a Lexus CT hatchback and didnt scratch their car! No entrance fee

The hike is pretty and there is still water in the waterfall . We saw a snake, lizards, a huge ladybug nest, and several woodpeckers.

Will do it again, but will ask for a ride (hahaha)

Ryan Beaudoin (230)

11 Completed10 Reviews

Went on a Saturday. Didn't spend much time at the "falls" because of a giant loud family that took over the area.

Julio Carlos (37)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike lots of boulders to climb to get to waterfall.

Maira Vasquez (205)

5 Completed5 Reviews

This place was hard to get to, but well worth it. Beautiful scenery.

Kelly Miles (892)

8 Completed8 Reviews

4 out of 5 - had to take one star away because of the bugs. Cool shady trail. Moderate elevation gain. Some minor rock scrambling. More poison oak than you can shake a stick at (really, there's so much you'd just quit with the shaking). If you're a fig fan this trail is for you - wild fig trees all up and down the canyon floor. Busy trail - mostly hikers, but had to dodge a couple mountain bikers barreling downhill. 3.8 miles to the falls and back from the parking lot just beyond the Holy Jim firehouse.

Stacey Miles (348)

9 Completed7 Reviews

Somehow my husband and I ended up walking closer to 4 miles on this hike - but it was absolutely lovely. Medium difficulty - LOTS of climbing (so a certain level of ability is required) and crossing river beds. I definitely saw mountain bikes, kids and dogs here though. My ONLY complaint is all the bugs. :( Really fun step back in time, really lovely hike, lots of shade and a very cold stream. Will do it again! The drive TO the trail is an adventure too - 4.7 miles of off-roading after you turn off the street before you get to the parking area. (would not suggest a low-clearance car)

Alex DeShazer (461)

16 Completed7 Reviews

Great trail for the kids and adults alike. Small streams to cross with plenty of tress to keep you covered. The drive to the trailhead was an adventure in its self. It rained the night before and the pot holes and mud made it extra special for the kids. Would not recommend for cars with low clearance. And YES there was a flowing waterfall with water in the pool below. The rain helped.

Tony Lemonds (458)

11 Completed2 Reviews

A real nice trail that has different obstacles. Easy for anybody and the scenery is wonderful!

Julie Kim (175)

6 Completed6 Reviews