Fishermans Camp Trail

Murrieta, California 92562

Fishermans Camp Trail

Fishermans Camp Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike travels through the San Mateo Canyon Wilderness. The wilderness was created in 1984 and covers over 38,000 acres of rolling hills, mountains, steep canyons, grasslands, coastal chaparral, and oak scrub woodland. It is the largest wilderness area in the Cleveland National Forest. The region receives relatively light usage and can be incredibly hot during the summer. There are secluded microclimate areas that receive much cooler air, which can be pleasant even on the hottest of days. In a few areas, some water flows year-round, although in dry years finding it will not be an easy task."

More Fishermans Camp Trail Professional Guides

Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Afoot & Afield: Orange County (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad and David Money Harris
View more trails from this guide book
"After a good rain, upper San Mateo Canyon brims with cold, sparkling water. If you come on a sunny winter day, you can often enjoy a couple of hours of very comfortable, almost summer-like temperatures. By midafternoon low sunlight floods the canyon, and you may be tempted to slide into one of the shallow pools for a quick cooling off."

Fishermans Camp Trail Trip Reports

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
icon1 Total
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
Additional directions to the trailhead. Clinton Keith turns into Tenja road, but after about 10 miles... you need to turn right to stay on Teneja. This is a great trail with up and down slopes. You cross the river bed a few times. with beautiful landscape. It was slightly foggy on the day we went and and it remined me hiking in the Andes Mountains. Our dog loved it.

Fishermans Camp Trail Photos

Show off your photography skills ... post your pics of this trail!

Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
1,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3.5 hours
Cleveland National Forest, Trabuco Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Sitton Peak; Wildomar
Local Maps

Trail Log