Murietta Falls Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The route tops out on Rocky Ridge at 2.3 miles, drops 500 feet in 0.5 mile, and then climbs another 1200 feet to Wauhab Ridge. You’ll reach Johnnys Pond at 4.7 miles. Turn right at the junction with Springboard Trail (marker 35); from here, it’s a mile hike to the falls. Trek along the ridge for 0.25 mile, then turn left onto the Greenside Trail, which will take you on a sharp descent to the gulch where the falls remain hidden. You can’t really get a good look from this trail, so you’ll need to find the unsigned path that takes you past the creek to actually get into the floor of the canyon, where the water flows down rocky points into a large pool. Since this hike takes some time to complete (and you need to get your dog out before the sun sets), it’s best not to linger too long at the falls. Just retrace your steps back out to the Ohlone Trail (the trail is very well marked) and remember to be careful as you make your way back down the rocky ridge."