Holy Jim Falls Trail is a hiking, mountain biking and walking trail located in the Cleveland National Forest in Trabuco Canyon, CA. This trail is accessible year-round and is a good hike for visitors of all skill levels. The Holy Jim Falls Trail also features a waterfall in its 2.8-mile loop.
Parking and Public Transportation at Holy Jim Falls Trail
Visitors to the Holy Jim Falls Trail will need to park in the lot at the trailhead. Forest Adventure Day passes cost $5, and year round passes cost $30. There is no direct public transportation access point to the trail.
Best and Worst time to go to Holy Jim Falls Trail
Since the weather is temperate, visitors can plan on visiting the Holy Jim Falls Trail at any time of the year. It is recommended that visitors arrive early to avoid crowds and ensure enough time to get to the trailhead. Weekends are the most popular time to visit Holy Jim Falls Trail.
Admission to Holy Jim Falls Trail
Admission to the Holy Jim Falls Trail is free, with the exception of the Forest Adventure Pass in order to park.
Must see/do at Holy Jim Falls Trail
The waterfall at the end of the Holy Jim Falls trail is one of the highlights visitors look forward to. Many visitors pack lunches and enjoy a picnic in one of the trail's rest points.
Other places to visit near Holy Jim Falls Trail
Cook's Corner is a popular restaurant and bar located a few miles outside of the trail for visitors looking for a drink or a quick bite after their hike. O'Neill Regional Park is also located a few miles away and includes a campground, equestrian trails and picnic areas.
Insider tips for visitors to Holy Jim Falls Trail
Visitors should pack plenty of sunscreen and bug spray for the hike. While hiking boots are not necessary, it is recommended that visitors wear closed toed shoes.
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