Rose Valley Falls Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Hike to the base of a 70-foot waterfall, following a creek full of spots for water play and relaxation on warmer days. Rose Valley Falls is an amazing destination. There are actually two falls, an upper and lower set, with the upper set being far more beautiful, higher, and dazzling than the lower falls. This simple, short, and very easy hike leads to the base of the lower falls and returns via the same route, because the upper falls are very difficult and even dangerous to reach."
--Monique Riedel, Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura (Falcon Guides).
"This very easy and popular hike leads to the lower Rose Valley Falls. It’s ideal for children and first-timers."
--Craig R. Carey, Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura (Wilderness Press).
"Rose Valley Falls is a 300-foot, two-tiered waterfall. This hike follows Rose Valley Creek up a shady canyon to the base of the lower falls, a hundred-foot, multi-strand waterfall. The waterfall cascades over the sheer sandstone cliffs onto the rocks below in a cool, moss-covered grotto. This short, easy trail begins at the Rose Valley Campground at an elevation of 3,450 feet. There are also three lakes near the campground that are stocked with trout."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes in Ventura County, California (Day Hike Books).
"This is not a long trail and can be an easy destination for a child’s first hike. Any dog should be able to take this walk, unless it is a dog without legs. The three-quarter-mile trip is barely enough to get your legs stretched or your heart racing, although there is a little bit of an incline. Some uneven ground marked with tiny stream crossings does not make this a good trip for the elderly or the in firm. However, anyone in even slightly well-maintained health should be able to make the pilgrimage to this marvel of nature."
--Allen Riedel, Best Hikes with Dogs: Southern California (The Mountaineers Books).
"This very pleasant loop climbs over the ridge between Rose Valley Falls Campground and Lion Canyon. The climb is steep in a few spots, with some exposure. You then loop down Lion Canyon Trail through scenic Lion Canyon and back on paved Rose Valley Road to Rose Valley Falls Camp."
--Delaine Fragnoli, Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails (Fine Edge Productions).
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