Escondido Falls Trail

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Escondido Falls Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Malibu, California 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.

3.7 miles 708 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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mountain biking

nature trips

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waterfall

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muddy

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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.

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2 days ago

Trail was a muddy mess due to the recent rain but the waterfalls were raging. The lower falls required crossing 5 streams with about 6 inches of water flowing. Recommend walking sticks/trekking poles just for that alone. The upper falls requires some climbing up rocks and crossing more streams but is worth it. Climbing down wasn't as difficult as climbing up IMO.

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7 days ago

Great hike! Was a little muddy from the rain these past few weeks but nothing too serious. The Waterfall was majestic. So much water flowing through.

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9 days ago

Had a great time with my 6yr old on this hike. Since we've had so much rain there were several creeks to cross. Maybe wear teva shoes to avoid wet socks and shoes. Also wear and bring a good bug spray/ sunscreen. We hiked the lower falls and the view was definitely worth the wait! Had lunch under the falls and took some great photos before our hike back.

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12 days ago

Great hike. Lots of water right now so be prepared to cross a few river crossings! Beautiful waterfall, and if you keep hiking you can reach a second waterfall that is even more spectacular.

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17 days ago

Super nice lil hike. We went to the farmers markets in the civic center in Malibu after our hike on Sunday .. great finds. Then we hit up Marmalade for brunch.

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17 days ago

With the recent rain this hike was beautiful and very easy. I suggest starting the hike as early as possible and continue after the first falls. Each fall is unique in its own way.

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17 days ago

Started our hike at 7am perfect for a Saturday!
Super muddy due to the rain the night before which made it fun much more (if you don't mind getting dirty that is).
There's a lot of water coming from the falls, a lot more that I've seen in the past years!