Upper Hot Spring Canyon Falls

The Upper Hot Spring Canyon Falls were a series of accessible seasonal waterfalls in perhaps Orange County’s most remote part of the Santa Ana Mountains…

Chiquito Falls (Lion Canyon Falls)

Chiquito Falls (or Lion Canyon Falls) was a small waterfall near the Ortega Highway that required quite a bit of effort to reach. Was the effort worth it?

Black Star Canyon Falls

Black Star Canyon Falls is a seasonal waterfall with a bloody past reached by a difficult 7.5-mile hike and scramble in the Santa Ana Mountains near Irvine, CA.

Falls Canyon Falls (“Hidden Falls”)

Falls Canyon Falls (‘Hidden Falls’) is an elusive 40ft elusive and easily-overlooked waterfall in an unmarked side canyon of Trabuco Canyon in Orange County.

Three Sisters Falls

Three Sisters Falls is a 150ft three-drop waterfall that is probably San Diego County’s second-most popular waterfall, but it is by no means an easy hike!

Cottonwood Creek Falls

Cottonwood Creek Falls is a series of small waterfalls and slides about 10-15ft each hidden away in the desert-like terrain near Pine Valley east of San Diego.

San Juan Falls

San Juan Falls is a small temporary falls that’s hard to get a good look at, but it’s quite close to the Ortega Highway by the Ortega Oaks Candy Store.

Holy Jim Falls

Holy Jim Falls is a short seasonal waterfall in Orange County’s Trabuco Canyon with a trail that crosses the creek many times and a rough road to the trailhead.

Ortega Falls

Ortega Falls is a popular 35ft seasonal waterfall with additional downstream cascades accessed by a 1/4-mile scramble from the Ortega Highway near Lake Elsinore

Tenaja Falls

Tenaja Falls is a 150ft multi-drop seasonal waterfall reached by a 1.5-mile round-trip hike flanked by wildflowers to pools at the top after a long crossing.

Cedar Creek Falls

Cedar Creek Falls is an 80ft seasonal waterfall in San Diego County that can be accessed by two different trailheads each 6 miles round-trip requiring permits.

Mildred Falls

Mildred Falls was an ephemeral waterfall that appeared to have a very short life. I’ve witnessed this waterfall on two separate occasions, where the first time I showed up was on the second dry day…

Kitchen Creek Falls

Kitchen Creek Falls is a 150ft seasonal waterfall sitting within the typically hot and dry deserts about 50 miles east of San Diego off the Pacific Crest Trail.