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    Holy Jim Canyon Road

    Cleveland National Forest, California
    Distance0.5mi
    Elevation Gain276ft
    Trailhead Elevation1,733ft
    Top1,900ft
    Elevation Min/Max1733/1900ft
    Elevation Start/End1733/1733ft

    Holy Jim Canyon Road

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    Placentia, CA
    Trailblazer | 1154 pts
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    4/19/2009
    This easy scenic 2.8 mile historic hike to a waterfall makes Holy Jim Trail one of the most popular hikes in Orange County. Dog-friendly and kid-friendly, best in the spring season. (Date Hiked: March 14, 2009 and April 19, 2009.) Read the full trail write-up at: http://www.greeneadventures.com/2011/02/07/holy-jim-falls-one-of-orange-countys-best-known-hikes/
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    Laguna Hills, CA
    Pathfinder | 80 pts
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    9/1/2006
    Very cool short hike to the falls. I did this hike in the middle of the day and even though it was hot, the trail was shady enough to not get overheated.

    I don't know what Chelsea is talking about...there were bugs galore. They seemed to have a facination with trying to attack my eyeballs :-)

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    Cowan Heights, CA
    Pathfinder | 184 pts
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    8/30/2004
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    Schaumburg, IL
    Explorer | 51 pts
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    5/27/2003
    The 2.7 mile hike listed here for hike duration is a little deceiving, due to the fact that getting to the trailhead involves a real bumpy dirt road experience to reach the trailhead, as the previous reviewer identified. You can make it through in dry weather with any car, on the approach route, but be prepared for heavy washboard conditions and large stones.
    Once on the trail, the trail out to Holy Jim's Falls, you will cross over the stream several times through little groves of Cottonwoods and Pines. The trail is fairly well kept up, being recently done with some markings and informational signs from a scout troop.
    The Falls themselves are relaxing, and the area is abuzz with bird and insect life. The intrepid will be tempted to climb the 30+ft, up the falls to the top. This is not advisable, as the rock face is usually slick from the water and is a fairly intense Class 4 climb.
    There are no facilities in the area, so be sure and stock up on water before you come.
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    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Explorer | 40 pts
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    12/14/2002

    A fun, short hike after a bumpy dirt road excursion. Complete wilderness yet so close to civilization. The trail is easy to stay on and the falls (about 15 feet)are always fun to watch for a little while. I have seen numerous snakes and more than a few bugs so be prepared. A great hike
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    Trail Information

    Cleveland National Forest
    Nearby City
    Cleveland National Forest
    Parks
    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    Waterfalls
    Features
    Cleveland National Forest Trabuco Ranger District, 1147 E. Sixth St., Corona 92879; (951) 736-1811; fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland
    Local Contacts
    USGS Santiago Peak; Cleveland National Forest
    Local Maps

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