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Upper San Mateo Canyon San Mateo Creek–Fisherman’s Camp Loop

Fallbrook, California

Upper San Mateo Canyon San Mateo Creek–Fisherman’s Camp Loop

Upper San Mateo Canyon: San Mateo Creek–Fisherman’s Camp Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The trail explores the upper canyon in the San Mateo Canyon
Wilderness, where three canyons merge. From the trailhead, the
path drops immediately into San Mateo Canyon. The trail parallels the creek through the remote canyon, passing several pools and multi-colored rock formations.

The footpath continues along the creek to Fisherman’s Camp, where Tenaja Canyon merges with San Mateo Canyon. The return trail switchbacks out of the canyon, offering views across the canyon drainages."

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Trail Information

Fallbrook
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5.2
Distance
500 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
U.S.G.S. Sitton Peak • Cleveland National Forest map
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