Three Sisters Waterfalls Trail

#1 of 30 trails in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Three Sisters Waterfalls Trail is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Julian, California that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing & walking and is accessible from November until June.

4.0 miles Out & Back 1000 feet
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Once you get on the Boulder Creek Truck Trail drive until you reach a tight hairpin turn. You are gong to see a small wooden structure next to a gate with the usual trail information. Although it does not mention 3 Sisters, this structure is Located right on the trail head. DO NOT TAKE THE TRAIL FARTHER TO THE RIGHT. That goes on for about 6 miles until you reach Cedar Creek Falls.

David P.

One of the more fun hikes in San Diego. Finding the trail head can be a bit tricky. Keep going on Cedar Creek until you see all the parked cars, etc. It's out there eventually. The trail is really quite easy until you hit the first major incline. It gets pretty steep from there on out and at one point you need to scale down a small rock face. There is rope there tied off to a tree, but if you have done any climbing before you probably won't need it. Definitely bring a lot of water, and bring good footwear. Hiking boots or shoes would be my suggestion. We saw many people sliding down the inclines and having all sorts of trouble because they were wearing tennis shoes or Chuck Taylors. The right footwear will definitely take a lot of the difficultly out of this hike. No water at the end unfortunately, but still worth it for the views and the hike itself.

Jeffery Williams

2 Completed2 Reviews

Had a great time starts out easy, but gets steep quick. There wasn't any water over the falls, but was still worth the trip.

Miguel Meza Junior

1 Completed1 Reviews

I loved it the cold air feels great. Easy to go down and reach the waterfalls but it's steep to go back up. Best to go a few days after it rains for the ground to harden and the falls to run. Best to see the falls during rainy season.

Gladys Valdovinos

5 Completed3 Reviews

Joseph Palermo

11 Completed11 Reviews

Great hike. Falls are usually pretty dry though.

Amanda Inglis

19 Completed5 Reviews

Go early in the morning and bring a lot of water! It's brutal on nice way back in the middle of the day

Dustin .

7 Completed1 Reviews

H2o can't have enough water.. many people ran out of water on this trail. If heat is an issue start early 7am early. Great hike but the hill will get ya gotta remember any decent is an accent going back.

Michelle Bozarth

6 Completed6 Reviews

Andy Zepeda

4 Completed4 Reviews

Derrick Van

8 Completed9 Reviews

Don't let the outward hike fool you. The back journey is hard and steep. Definitely worth it, though. Went through about 2000ml of water. Falls are pretty dry.