Cleveland National Forest, go west on Clinton Keith Road from I-15. Turn north (right) to Tenaja Road, then right on Rancho California Road (FS 7501) for about 5 miles to the Tenaja Falls Trailhead. The road to the trailhead is lightly paved, but does have some rough patches & potholes. Most cars should be fine reaching the trailhead on FS 7501, but a truck is a better option if you want to play it safe. It is a single-lane road to the trailhead, so drive slow and very carefully. The single-lane road meanders north to Tenaja Falls through some very scenic areas in the San Mateo Canyon Wilderness. The Falls are visible from the trailhead parking area. A Forest Adventure Pass is needed to park at the trailhead.
Here, to see several videos that we took of Tenaja Falls on this hike. Tenaja Falls is the highlight of the San Mateo Canyon Wilderness and is great day hike in Southern California.
Rating: Elevation Gain: 300 ft. (Easy), Distance: 1.4 Miles Roundtrip (Easy).
Time to Complete Hike: 1 - 1.5 hours.
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