Three Sisters Falls

Three Sisters Falls hike

Three Sisters Falls is a popular hike buried deep within Cleveland National Forest, just southwest of Julian. The unmaintained trail is steep and rugged, and provides a variety of obstacles and technical challenges for the adventure seeking hiker who’s not afraid of bumps and scratches. When the water is flowing, the Three Sisters Falls are spectacular and offer a refreshing spot to cool off before setting out for the difficult hike back out of the valley.

Note: Avoid Three Sisters Falls during summer and fall months. Rescues resulting from dehydration and heat exhaustion are common when the temperature rises above 80 degrees.

Three Sisters Falls trail info.

  • Distance: 4.0 miles (round trip)
  • Hiking time: 3 hours
  • Type: Out and back
  • Elevation gain: 1000’
  • Difficulty: 7/10 (elevation gain, scrambling)
  • Usage: Hiking, Backpacking, Dogs allowed
  • When to go: Spring, Winter
  • Permits Required: Adventure pass, Backcountry camping
  • Agency: Cleaveland National Forest

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Robb Keele

Robb Keele

Robb is a native San Diegan and avid hiker, backpacker, picture taker and 52 Hike Challenger. He created Getgo Outdoors with the goal of giving back to the outdoor community and inspiring others to get outdoors.
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