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2.8 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~620 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Santiago Peak

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Holy Jim Trail

California by v8.6m

Activities & Features


Holy Jim Trail is situated in the Cleveland National Forest right in between Los Angeles and San Diego. The easy trail is good for nearly everyone and is open year round. Holy Jim Falls is beautiful but may be dry if you are hiking the dog days of summer. The area has a very unique history, as California's last Grizzly Bear was killed nearby. There is camping available in the Cleveland National Forest.


The "Honey Thief" Grizzly, California's Last was killed in the area in 1907.

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Contact: Cleveland National Forest 10845 Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite 200 San Diego, CA 92127

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