Three Sisters (8 photos)

Hiking to Three Sisters waterfalls in San Diego’s back country. Great flow of the falls after the very wet “La Nina” winter of 2010/2011.

About the hike: the hike down to the falls can be strenuous, especially when it’s hot. I wouldn’t recommend it to casual and inexperienced hikers. The back country can get really hot in late spring and summer. You’ve been warned!

The last slope down into the canyon is an eroded mess of intersecting use-trails, worn in by countless hikers who all seemed to seek only the most direct way, straight down. Loose gravel makes this a quite precarious portion of the hike (if you stay more to the right on the way down you may be able to find and use some recognizable switchbacks that make it easier). Also, the lower portions of the trail and the canyon down by Boulder Creek are lined with Poison-oak, just to add to the fun. Wear long pants and sleeves! The granite rocks by the water can be quite slippery. Be careful when you approach the water.

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