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 583 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
7 days ago

11 days ago

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

16 days ago

Pretty short once you get to the actual trail

21 days ago

Nice easy hike

hiking
22 days 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
22 days 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

23 days ago

1 month ago

There was no waterfall

hiking
1 month 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!

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Super fun!!

5 months ago

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.

hiking
5 months ago

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...

5 months ago

Boring. The whole trail was flat and the stream and waterfall is dried up.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

very nice hike, specifically the ocean view