Paradise Falls Trail

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Paradise Falls Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thousand Oaks, 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.

2.8 miles 606 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

road biking

trail running


horseback riding



The first part of the trail follows Moonridge trail looking down upon Indian Creek. Trail then drops down steeply into an area if volcanic rock with a spectacular 70 foot waterfall plunging into a large pool. The return leg of the loop is an easy meandering trail along the banks of Indian creek, with a number of lovely picnic spots along the way. I promise that you will be surprised that there is such a nice setting amongst the suburban sprawl.

1 day ago

Gorgeous waterfall. Quick and easy hike. Only saw a couple of other people on the trail today.

It had rained last night, so mud got stuck and would become caked (like 3-4 inches) onto the bottom of my hiking boots, so I had to keep on scraping the mud off on rocks haha. This only happened for the first 0.5 mile, and on the way back as well. Preferably wear hiking boots or shoes you don't care about if you go when it has recently rained.

3 days ago

Was extremely busy when I went. Trail was very easy, but after the rain the waterfall does get really pretty!

This is Trail is Amazing. Not just the Waterfall but the Views. There are a few Hills you'll have to walk up, so bring plenty of water. If it's summer time, the heat will get to you, as there is very little shade.

There is plenty of parking and also a good amount of street parking. Be careful to read the parking signs they do come up and ticket drivers parked at the No parking zone.

When you get to the Fork to decide what Trail to go to go left through the Rock trail if you want to do the loop. if you want to get to The Falls via the TP go straight and then take the second trail left.

Definitely think about packing a lunch. There are a lot of Picnic Tables along this trail and amazing views to see.

This location also has many other Trail heads. One to the Caves, which we didn't get to but read about. We did the loop to view The Falls and the TP. it was a great day for sure.

4 days ago

Love it.. beautiful views and amazing trails.. it's a little hard if not in shape but definitely worth it.

5 days ago

5 days ago

Lots of people but very nice hike to the falls. Parking lot is very busy. The surrounding mountains were beautifully green.

5 days ago

7 days ago

Super fun little trail!!! Beautiful views , went here with my grandpa and my dad and took paradise falls up to lizard rock and then came back on another trail I forget. Nice and warm, shaded for a small portion of the trail but ring lots of snacks and water, wear the right clothes!

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19 days ago

Very gorgeous hike. Pretty muddy but makes sense from the previous rain

19 days ago

Awesome destination at the falls. But, not good for family bike riding. Too steep. Kids managed, but lots of walking the bikes for them. Hiking or running is good, not biking to the falls (for families).

19 days ago

21 days ago

Easy trail. This trail was suggested to us by to women we met at a brew pub. Glad we went. Great views. The falls were pretty and had lots of ducks. Went mid morning on a Wednesday and was moderately busy in the parking lot but didn't see many people on the trail. There are a lot of other trails in this park.

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