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Three Sisters Falls

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To kick off the new year, me and a few friends hiked Three Sisters Falls out in Pine Valley, CA.

The drive out was refreshing…lots of great views and fresh air.

Enlargeable panoramic shot

When you arrive at the staging area, there will be cars parked at the side of the road. After you walk five minutes from the trail head, the views get amazing quick as you head down to the valley.

Oh hey look…the moon.

The trail right before the valley became a steep drop where a lot of people needed to slide down their butts and there was also one part where a rope was required. But that’s what makes it super fun.

Some caves to climb through in the valley

This is me taking a picture of my friend taking a picture of a rock in a cave. (?)

I guess you would call this sister the middle child…?

We hung out at the falls for a while and chilled and relaxed. As we were about to leave, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Hippies showed up.

As we started heading back, I looked at the mountain trial that we hiked down earlier and it looked intense.

Can you see how the trail drops straight down with no cutbacks?

Looking back…

It got dark just as we got back to the car which provided one of the most beautiful sunsets that I’ve seen in a long time.

We finished the hike tired, dirty, and extremely hungry. So we headed into the small town of Julian.

We grabbed dinner at a nice homey restaurant called Rong Branch. In retrospect, the buffalo burger was alright and probably tasted better than it was because I was extremely hungry. But the pecan pie was to die for.

What a great day number one for 2012.

A few hiking notes:

– This is by far my favorite hike in San Diego to date. Cedar Creek Falls can’t even hold up a match to how good this hike is.
– Wear comfortable shoes. The hike is pretty long and there are some steep portions.
– One part of the hike requires rope to scale down a ten foot section
– One part of the hike is extremely steep trail.
– Quite a few people brought dogs. I don’t know how they got down the rope section with the dogs but maybe they went a different direction.
– As the sun sets, the winds pick up very noticeably so bring a sweater.

Written by jonewantsm3

January 3, 2012 at 1:00 am

Posted in Adventures

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  1. Hello,

    Pacific San Diego Magazine is featuring Twin Sister Falls in our June issue, in an editorial on the best waterfall hikes in Southern California.

    I happened to come across your website and photos of this waterfall, and I’m wondering if you would be willing to share some of your images of the waterfall with us. You would, of course, be given credit for any images used. Please let me know if this something you’d be interested in, you can reply to my email address below.

    We would need high-resolution images (300dpi) and our deadline for this is Thursday, so we’d need to receive the images asap.

    Catlin Dorset
    Editorial Assistant
    Pacific San Diego Magazine


    May 2, 2013 at 11:11 am

    • *Three* Sisters Falls, sorry.


      May 2, 2013 at 11:12 am

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