Explore the Harding Falls Trail

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Distance

6.4 Miles

Elevation Gain

1141 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Advanced

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

The Harding Falls Trail is a 6.4 mile hike easily accessible from Orange County for experienced hikers looking for some solitude and scenic views.

The Harding Falls Trail is perfect for hikers seeking seclusion. The lot provides free parking, with plenty of spaces available throughout the day. 

The first few miles feature a descent into the canyon on a defined trail out in the open. The way back up is a decent incline in the sun! Once you get yourself into the shaded regions of the hike you will have about a mile and a half left to go. This part is the technical portion as you wind your way up a creek bed. Nothing too scary, but poles are your best friend here. Watch for poison oak and snakes! 

The waterfall slows to a trickle unless there have been recent rains, but the scenic views and small water pools make for a refreshing and enjoyable hike. 

Photos: Nacher NerdVinh Tran, and Edward

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Distance

6.4 Miles

Elevation Gain

1141 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Advanced

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

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