Escondido Falls Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Malibu, CA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Escondido Canyon is a 4.2 mile out and back trail located in Malibu, California that features a waterfall. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until June.
Quick weekend trail near the city, with cool waterfall at the end. Easy.
I was expecting to see the waterfalls, but it's all dried out when I came! Overall, it's a great hike.
Pretty short once you get to the actual trail
Nice easy hike
Dog friendly. Nice and easy. Close to the beach for a double activity day.
You'll see the falls but no water. So I'm calling it Escondido Trail. Nothing fallin...lol
Really nice quick hike. No water in September when we went but there were some pretty ferns, nice shade, and fennel along the trail
There was no waterfall
Escondido Falls is ok,good if you have children or you're trying to get someone out or to break them in into hiking! It's heavily trafficked so you'll be seening plenty of people on the trail. The waterfalls nothing too crazy! But Fun!
Didn't like that parking is a bit far from the hike ..and no waterfall when I went !:(
Heavily trafficked and first mile of the hike is through a neighborhood.
The waterfall was dry. Best visited when there are recent rains
Would love to see more water at the falls... Still too dry for big falls but a nice shady trail with lots of green and picturesque spots.
If you are coming for the waterfall or a workout, you will be disappointed. A portion of the hike is on a paved road, then you climb down into a pretty well shaded area until you get to the "waterfall". It is not a bad hike for kids - only one challenging steep hill, and the hike back is on a gradual incline, but not serious. Be careful though - some people were trying to climb down an area to the immediate right of the waterfall. I was able to yell for my kids (who were climbing up it at the time) to watch out right before a very large rock came rolling down. My one daughter ducked it and my other moved her leg up before it almost took out her knee...
Boring. The whole trail was flat and the stream and waterfall is dried up.