This area is no tresspassing in case there was any wonder about that. The SDPD contacted me asking me to update this page so you all are positive about that. They have upped security of the area so please, enjoy the photos but don’t risk getting fined or arrested!
Personal Experience: In my opinion, and especially for San Diego, this is a legitimate waterfall. The scores of graffiti adds an interesting, urban touch which is sad (not only because the graffiti is pretty terrible) but also colorful and slightly surreal. I guess that’s what happens when a waterfall is easily accessible and neighbors a college town.
This is one of the only non-seasonal waterfalls in San Diego. Alvarado Creek draws its water from much of Del Cerro, San Carlos, Fletcher Hills, Grossmont and some of the hilly areas south of the I-8 corridor from Grossmont west until Fairmount Ave. Here’s a great site to learn more about the waterfall.