The Gorgeous 1.5-Mile Hike In Southern California’s Santa Ana Mountains That Will Lead You Past A Waterfall And Creek

Are you looking for a hike that’s not too strenuous, but leads to a beautiful destination? Tenaja Falls is a 1.5-mile roundtrip trail in Murrieta, California that’s a popular destination for hikers of all levels. From the rocky terrain to crossing the bubbling creek, you’ll feel like you’re on a remote outdoor adventure on this short hike in the Santa Mateo Canyon.

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This trail allows you to explore all of the joys of hiking, without taking up a whole day. It’s more exciting than taking a simple walk through the park but not as strenuous as other mountain hikes. Do you have a favorite hike in Southern California? Check out our list of waterfall hikes for more outdoor adventures to add to your bucket list.

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