Explore Chambers Hidden Dam and Waterfall

San Diego Chambers Dam Parking

Added by Alex Seger

A forgotten dam and waterfall in a very public area. It's amazing how something so unique can be tucked away so well. A VERY short walk from where you park your car, check out this cool urban abandoned dam. 

Once you get off on Poway road, turn right onto Sabre Springs Parkway. Take your immediate left onto Creekbridge Road and park right there on the hill. Walk straight down towards the black gate and go down the hill. Turn right on the trail and walk down 1/4 mile to the dam, and another 500 yards to the waterfall! You will see a tiny break off to the left that leads to the dam. Hop up on the wall and check out the scenery. Hang out, or walk to the other side for some fishing. Continue down past the double tubes onto the trail, and you will see a awesome hidden waterfall! Climb up the left side of the waterfall to get up to it.

This area is great for pictures! If you have a DSLR, try to shoot at 1/4- 1/6 of a second to freeze the waterfall, it looks pretty cool! Continue up to the top and your back on the bike trail, and a short walk back to your car. 

Pack List

  • Water
  • Hiking shoes
  • Bug spray
  • Camera
  • Hat/Visor


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Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

0.5 Miles

Rating:

Features:

River
Scenic
Waterfall

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about 1 month ago

Mediocre Hike

A very easy hike to do, leads you to a waterfall/sewage cutter, it is certainly not the MOST entertaining/stunning hike but alright if you're just trying to kill time. If you go I recommend waiting till after a rainfall (though rare in San Diego).

about 1 month ago

about 2 months ago

Pretty Cool

Easy hike but had a little trouble finding the water fall. It seems like the plants have grown in a little more than when you went. So it is pretty hard to get to the bottom of the water fall. But if you take a right while on the bigger trail, and walk up against the wall that separates the road from the hill, you can see the top of the water fall. Just keep following the wall going southwest and will be able to see the top of the water fall

about 2 months ago

4 months ago

Sewage

This trail leads you to sewage.

4 months ago

Added by Alex Seger

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