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Nojoqui Falls Park

Address: Alisal Road, Solvang, CA
Phone Number: (805) 934-6211
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Ranked #11 of 50 things to do in Solvang
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks

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Glendora, California, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This is a charming little park a few miles from Solvang. It has an easy and manageable hike to a waterfall (when there is one), but it's ideal and easy for families and even older people like me! Solvang can be filled with tourists and activity at times so if you just want a quiet day or 1/2 day, this... More 

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Lompoc, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We went here because we had heard it was pretty, the walk was kind of hard to do with a stroller and little kids since some parts aren't secured ands at the end there was no water! Don't go if it hasn't rained a lot!

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Costa Mesa, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
69 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I got burned when I didn't check the parks website showing that the trail to the falls was closed because of mudslides. People were still crossing the markers set up that closed the trail. My wife and I knew that we would be the only people to get caught if we did it. We respected the boundary and didn't cross.... More 

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Studio City
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We hiked to the falls one early summer morning. It was a weekday, so we were all alone. When you live in Los Angeles, just getting away from all the people is a plus. This isn't a giant waterfall, but just a hidden gem.

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Angelus Oaks, California, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Pick up a sandwich and some great salad, wine and cheese or, yes, stop at the bakery. Drive out of town on tree lines country roads dripping with Spanish Moss. Watch for deer along the way especially around the golf course. Pull into to the pare (free). Park to the back and take the short trail to the falls. Yes... More 

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Top Contributor
471 reviews 471 reviews
104 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We hiked in about ten minutes on a beautifully maintained path, and the falls are all but dry. Only a little water still trickles down. Having said that, they are still beautiful and worth the sidetrip, and covered in ferns. It was a lovely little diversion on a driving day!

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you are interested in the waterfall, you'll have to wait for a rain...storm. Currently, water is dripping down the fall, the area is dry. Also, the pond it drips into is quite small, I would think it was dangerous if flowing hard. However, there were two locals who briefed us. Due to the drought locals come with rain jackets... More 

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Escondido, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Serene place, nice drive out there, on Alison road from Solvang. Saw deer, but no waterfall. People with limited walking ability will have trouble(steps). A good place for lunch.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Nojoqui falls is easy to find if you are staying in Solvang; just travel south on Alisal Road. The hike to the falls is easy and very pleasant. We saw wild turkey and enjoyed hearing the chirping and singing of many birds including woodpeckers. The falls are dry but the site is very beautiful. The restrooms are clean and there... More 

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Los Angeles, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Beautiful drive from Solvang to the park. Have always seen wild turkeys in the pasture next to the park. Lots of shade and the walk to the waterfall isn't bad. Recommend using the other facilities at the park instead of the one closest to the falls since it is used heavily. Playground for small children. BBQ pits, grass, shade..... couldn't... More 

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