5.45 mile round trip. Nice downhill start, all the way to the falls. About 3 hrs with stops.

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Author: getnlost
Date: 11 Apr 2011 2:25:50 PM
Source: BACKPACKER GPS Trails on my iPhone
Activity: Hiking
State: California (CA)
Distance: 5.46 mi  (Change units)
Average Speed: 2.2 mph - 0:27:35/mi
Duration: 2:30:34
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 1091 ft
Total Loss: 1071 ft
Net Change: 20 ft
Difficulty: 5 / 10
Tags: California, julian, Water Falls
Rating:   1 rating(s) Rate it

This hike is worth every minute, it is a fairly steep downhill start. I hiked it with my 9 month old daughter on my back, she is 20lbs, plus our water and food. Some books rate the difficulty high. I would say its about a 5 down and an 8 back up if your not prepeared. You can hike down early and have lunch by the falls and take your time back up. Bring alot of water on hot days, if there is no wind it could get hot in the valleys. The path is wide but very steep drop offs. Watch your pets and kids.

TO TRAILHEAD: Goto Julian,CA head west on 78, about 1.5 miles. Turn onto Pine Hills road about 5 miles, take Eagle point Rd 9 miles. Road ends at trailhead. Road is tar and gravel gets a little bumpy. I took a Nissian Versa. I think my wife googled Cedar Creek Falls to find this TH.

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Distance: 5.46 mi Points: 2385 Calories: 0
Total Time: 2:30:34 Speed: 2.2 mph Pace: 27:35 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 2.2 mph Pace: 27:35 / mi

Points of Interest


Location: 33.002340, -116.715493


Location: 33.003056, -116.718452
A local told us that the name is Mildred, and she rarley flows. ©


Location: 33.000938, -116.727348
Just an awesome view. ©

Trail Split

Location: 32.994469, -116.728355
Trail splits to left, havent explored yet? Stay right on main trail to water fall.


Location: 32.990932, -116.737007
Go left


Location: 32.990932, -116.737007
Go this way to falls ©

Creek crossing 1

Location: 32.989872, -116.734207
Just below the knee deep.

Creek crossing 2

Location: 32.989235, -116.732422
Just below the knee deep, rocks to step on.

Creek crossing 2

Location: 32.989311, -116.732391

To top of falls

Location: 32.989853, -116.730583
Steep climb, looks like a great climb, had 9 month old daughter on my back.

Bottom of falls

Location: 32.989906, -116.730431
Break out the swim shorts and take a jump.


Location: 32.989868, -116.730331

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