Hello everyone! This is a friendly reminder that any of these fun places we may visit, we are a guest at. Please treat both businesses and trails with the utmost respect. We here at Hidden San Diego follow the 'Leave no Trace' mantra, meaning whatever you bring with you comes back with you. If you see trash on a trail, please do your part to help remove it. Remember, we are not picking up trash from another person but instead cleaning up for Mother Nature. Happy adventures!

Penasquitos Creek Falls
San Diego, CA 92121

32.926823, -117.177461

Hike: 5 miles round trip   Level: Easy

Dogs: Allowed on leash  Kid-Friendly: Yes


These photos will help show the hike leading to the waterfall. Be careful of poison oak! We parked at the Adobe Ranch House which is located at the back of the baseball fields.

Just head west the entire time. You will go through random forests and open fields. It's about 2.5 miles one way.

We did this hike January 2016, right after insane flooding.  The hike is not usually this wet:


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  • David
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    So I live right on the summit of Black Mountain and I have yet to explore the place. I’ve gone up to the top with the radio relay station several times, but not the mine. I’ll have to try to find it sometime!

    February 10, 2016

  • Bri
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    This place is fantastic!!! I seriously can’t thank the creator of this page enough. Granted a few of the places I’ve gone to see have been gone or just not terribly worth the trip however, so many other places just blow my mind. It gives me something to look forward to now whenever I have a day off.

    February 23, 2016

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Penasquitos Creek Falls, San Diego, CA 92121, USA


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