Top Adventures in Lake Elsinore

  • Explore Walker Canyon

    Walker canyon is within easy driving distance from most places in Orange County and San Diego which makes for a great day trip.  While there is no official parking lot for the trail you will be able to find parking all along Lake Street and Walker...

  • Photograph Ortega Falls

    This is a must-do if you're traveling on the Ortega Highway near Lake Elsinore, CA. The hike to this waterfall is only 0.3 miles roundtrip. If you time it right, you may get the falls all to yourself. On a hot day, this isn't a bad place to stop o...

  • Hike to Chiquito Falls

    Chiquito Falls is a 9.1 mile loop hike to a. 15 ft waterfall in the San Mateo Canyon Wilderness near Lake Elsinore, CA. Be sure to check this waterfall out after a recent rain.

    9.1 miles 1571 ft gain

  • Hike Sitton Peak

    It's amazing what you can find in your own backyard if you really do you research. In Orange County there are so many awesome hiking options that are often overlooked. The Bear Canyon to Sitton Peak Trail in the San Mateo Wilderness is one of thos...

    10 miles 2037 ft gain

  • Hike Bear Canyon Trail to Sitton Peak

    A MUST hike for any orange country resident! The hike starts of off Ortega HWY 74 at the Bear Canyon Trail head on the same side of the road as the Ortega oaks candy store. Its recommended you park in the lot across the street from the trail head ...

    6.4 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Ride the San Juan Trail

    The San Juan Trail is located off the Ortega Highway (Hwy 74) in Southern Orange County. It is done frequently as a long, 11 mile climb that is rewarded by an almost continuous descent of 3400ft. The out-and-back trail head is back Hot Spring Cany...

    11 miles 3400 ft gain

  • Hike to Santiago Peak via Holy Jim

    When you think of Orange County, you think of beaches, boardwalks, but what you may not know is that there are some great hikes in our very own backyard! My favorite is a fairly strenuous day hiking adventure that only the strong survive. Not to...

    15 miles 4500 ft gain

  • Hike to Holy Jim Falls

    To start, directions on how to get to the trail there are two different ways, the most common , which I will explain, being through Rancho Santa Margarita you will head east on Santa Margarita Parkway, turn left at the dead end (into a parking lot...

    2.9 miles 570 ft gain

  • Hike the Bellview to Dove Lake Trail

    This hike will be about going from the Bellview Trailhead to Dove Lake and back. Note that once you get to Dove Lake there are numerous offshoots that can take you in different directions (you can follow the road into the Dove Canyon housing commu...

    2.5 miles 75 ft gain

  • Camping at Live Oak Grove

    Located within an hour's drive of Orange County and much of the Inland Empire, with dozens of trails winding through and above the beautiful and serene Bell Canyon. One could camp an entire week here and never hike the same trail twice. Take the h...

  • Camp On the Abandoned Santa Margarita Lookout Helipad

    Starting in Murrieta, CA you don't have to venture far to enjoy a beautiful view and less light polluted skies.From Murrieta on the I-15 freeway you're going to want to take the Clinton Kieth Road exit and head west. If you're low on gas make sure...

  • Hike the Pinhead Peak Trail at Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park

    Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park is the perfect place to getaway from the hubbub of LA. Enjoy the scenic drive north on Ortega Highway before reaching the entrance gate to the park. Parking Fees are currently $3 on Weekdays and $5 on Weekends. Ca...

    2 miles 220 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

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    • Fallbrook, California

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