With three deep pools to choose from, this is the best cliff jumping spot in Southern California. You will also find two waterfalls and a natural waterslide. The water at Tar Creek in a remote area of the Sespe Condor Sanctuary near Fillmore is cool, clean, and refreshing.
From the intersection of Routes 126 and 23 in Fillmore, drive 1 mile north on A Street. Make a right on Goodenough Rd. and drive 2.7 miles to Squaw Flat Rd. Turn right and drive 4.8 miles up the partially paved mountain road to a large dirt pullout on the left. Park and display a national forest adventure pass, and then begin down the unmarked trail leaving from the left side of the pullout. When you come to a deep rut just above the creek, cross the trench and pick up the trail on the other side for a gradual descent to Tar Creek. Turn downstream and make your way 0.4-mile to the pools. Cross the boulders to the right to reach the bottom pool. Sturdy footwear is a must. Adventure passes may be purchased from the gas station on Route 126 in Fillmore. Dog-friendly!