Green Valley Falls

Julian, CA
Length: 0.50 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

[Total: 3    Average: 5/5]

Green Valley Falls is a little hidden gem! Sweetwater River has a few seasonal waterfalls in the area you can look at, as well as areas to creek stomp and even a pool big enough to swim in! This short trail is a bit sketchier than it seems, so I advise you wear hiking shoes and change into flip flops once you reach your final destination. Don’t forget a towel! Depending on recent showers, there may be little water in the creek, so it us best to enjoy in the spring months or after a big rain. Young kids should be able to hike this, but may need help on steep parts or over big rocks.

There is a small parking lot located in Green Valley campground. From there you will go down a fairy steep hill until you hit the creek. There is a great mellow spot to creek stomp covered in gorgeous oak trees. If you want to get to the pool, follow that trail down to the right a ways until you reach a clearing. You may need to do some rock scrambling here and unfortunately there is no shade.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 72 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Natural Play Area, Rockclimbing, Shaded Hike, Waterfall, and Wildlife Viewing

Kid friendly seasonal waterfalls, creek stomping, and swimming pool.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $10.00

Park in the Green Valley Campground day use area.

Trail Contributor

[Total: 3    Average: 5/5]

Hike it Baby member since spring 2016. Current HiB Asheville NC Branch Ambassador. Past HiB San Diego CA and Orange County CA Branch Ambassador, and past National Team volunteer for Community Values, HiB30 Challenge Prizes, Mentor, and Ambassador Continued Education teams.


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