Cold Springs Trailhead
Don't be alarmed when trail signs don't mention Tangerine Falls. Trust me, it's there and well worth the hike! Follow the trail and stream uphill for a quarter mile until you reach the West Fork Trail to the left. There is an old rusty sign identifying the trail and you will have to cross the creek. The trail begins just before Kevin's Bench.
Many places to refresh in the first quarter mile
Look for the cave rock on your left
Your dogs and kids can slide thru the tunnels
The trail is shaded and scenic the entire way!
IMPORTANT! You will see a white sign on the left and about 20 feet later, the main Left Fork Trail will continue up and to the left. The Middle Fork Trail will go down and to the right. There is no sign but you want to head down to the creek. Continue to follow the creek up. Look for the most worn footpath because the trail is not always obvious. You'll have to cross the creek several times and negotiate rock boulders, which may be tricky in some places. The higher up you go, the steeper it becomes.
Moderate Rock Climbing
There are two large pools of water near the top. This is a great place to take a dip and cool off!
You Made it to the top! On a clear day, the view out over the ocean is spectacular. Relax, unwrap your sandwich and embrace the moment. Mission accomplished!