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San Diego River Gorge Trail

Battle Creek,  
From You5972.58 Mi
Local TipsThe Punchbowl is a popular destination during summer months and can be too crowded. Dec-March is the best time to go.
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2014-12-20
Created BycaseyCab
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DescriptionAlso known as Cedar Creek Falls Trail, this trailhead provides the easiest access to the "Devil's Punchbowl". Follow the the trail downhill for three miles where you'll reach Cedar Creek Falls and the Punchbowl. The beautiful rock amphitheater makes you forget that you will now have to go uphill for three miles on the way out. The trail doesn't get technical until the last 1/4 mile where you begin to follow the river bed, and some rock hopping is required. While the waterfall is the most popular destination, you can also follow signs for the Eagle Peak Road Trailhead once you reach the valley floor for more milage, and stunning views. Visitors are required to purchase a $6 pass on their smartphone before access is permitted.

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