Escondido Falls Trail

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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.

3.7 miles 710 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

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.

hiking
10 days ago

My kids and I enjoyed the hike. We went a couple of days after it rained and managed to see a tiny trickle at the waterfall area. Even without much water, it is a beautiful stroll. As mentioned by others the first part of the "hike" is along a paved street lined with beautiful homes. The view of the ocean from this part of the hike is beautiful. Once you get to the unpaved trail you are surrounded by beautiful trees, bushes, and grasses on a mostly shaded walk to the spot where the falls once existed.

17 days ago

Decent neighborhood out and back running trail. If you are in the area its worth the runabout...

hiking
24 days ago

Oddly popular for a Malibu trail with no views. No falls even after the rain - just a mucky damp rock. Lots of people and the first half of the short hike is through a neighborhood and cars. Solstice is way better.

27 days ago

Quick easy and beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail for running. We took our dog and there was A LOT of horse feces didn't expect that much. The waterfall was not quite a water fall at this time of year more like a couple of droplets that you have to be quiet to hear.

hiking
2 months ago

Quick weekend trail near the city, with cool waterfall at the end. Easy.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

I was expecting to see the waterfalls, but it's all dried out when I came! Overall, it's a great hike.

2 months ago

Pretty short once you get to the actual trail

3 months ago

Nice easy hike

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

Really nice quick hike. No water in September when we went but there were some pretty ferns, nice shade, and fennel along the trail

3 months ago

4 months ago

There was no waterfall

hiking
4 months ago

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!

5 months ago

Didn't like that parking is a bit far from the hike ..and no waterfall when I went !:(

5 months ago

Heavily trafficked and first mile of the hike is through a neighborhood.

5 months ago

The waterfall was dry. Best visited when there are recent rains

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago