Eagle Peak is an often missed hike that shares a trailhead with Three Sisters Falls. With an elevation of 3226’, Eagle Peak currently holds the 69th spot on the Sierra Club’s 100 Peaks of San Diego…
Last summer a friend and I decided to hike Three Sisters Falls. We chose the absolute worst time of year to make the trek and we were disappointed, but not surprised, to find that the falls were dry…
Distance: 4.2 miles | Hiking time: 3 hours | Difficulty: 6/10
Eagle Peak overlooks Cedar Creek to the north and Sheep Camp Creek to the south, which feeds Three Sisters Falls near Julian, Ca. This 4.2 mile out and back hike takes you along the southern edge of the mountain to the 3226′ summit. Once you reach the summit, you will be rewarded with 360 degree views of the county, including a clear view of many of the tallest peaks in San Diego.
Eagle Peak Hike – Heading Out from Three Sisters Falls Trail
Three Sisters Falls Trail – A Beautiful Destination Hike, With One Caveat
Three Sisters Falls – A Springtime Reunion Waterfall Hike
Distance: 2.4 miles | Hiking time: 1.5 hours | More trail info. If you’re looking for a moderate hike with breathtaking panoramic views of San Diego County,
Distance:2.4 miles | Hiking time:1.5 hours | Difficulty: 5/10
Garnet Peak is located just off the Pacific Coast Trail on the northeastern edge of the Laguna Mountains. At 5900’ in elevation, it sits at number seven on the Sierra Club’s list of the 100 highest peaks in San Diego County.
Distance: 10 miles | Hiking time: 5 hours | Difficulty: 7/10
Pine Mountain Loop is a fun, scenic hike that uses a series of connecting trails and fire roads to circle around, and eventually past the summit of Pine Mountain. The route is frequented by hikers and mountain bikers and offers views of Cuyamaca Peak, Middle Peak, Stonewall Peak and more. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can take a short hike off trail to the summit for a secluded picnic in a pine tree forest.
Distance: 4.0 miles | Hiking time: 3 hours | Difficulty: 7/10
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.
Three Sisters Falls: A Beautiful Waterfall Destination Hike with a Meanstreak
Distance: 4.0 miles | Hiking time: 3 hours | Difficulty: 7/10 | More info.
Cleveland National Forest is home to some of San Diego’s most revered hiking trails, campgrounds and backcountry destinations, not least among them is Three Sisters Falls. Head out to Three Sisters Falls during the winter or springtime when the falls are flowing for a hike you won’t soon forget.