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 583 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

waterfall

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.

7 days ago

Awesome hike

hiking
27 days ago

Great and easy trail. Lots of shade. Nice waterfall!

1 month ago

Great hike. Beautiful and interesting.

hiking
1 month ago

Sucks you can't let the dogs play in the water, but good trail overall lots of options and cool views!

walking
1 month ago

fun walk other then the hill its super easy i do this one alot as a morning stroll, good picnic area down a bit from the falls, i go there to play chess, bonus is all the small paths on it you can kinda just wonder around the whole place and not get lost at a less then leisurely pace its about an hour maybe hour and a half walk if you stop and enjoy your self

hiking
1 month ago

Great for taking kids. Paved trails about halfway. Only one big hill. Fun waterfall at the end

Wouldn't really consider it a real hike for adults though

1 month ago

We took toddlers on their first hike here. A two year old that was carried 1/2 the time and two three-year-olds who had a blast together. they started complaining about the 2.5 mile mark by it was also running into nap time. We also took a middle aged German Shepherd with us and even though there was some points were we were barely able to fit two-people wide, we really, REALLY enjoyed it. also there is a picnic table area that is very nicely shaded right after the falls tht if we had known existed we would have utilized.

hiking
1 month ago

Love it!

2 months ago

Lot's of flat. I ended up running... Didn't expect the smell from the manmade waterfalls.

hiking
3 months ago

Great Hike combined it with Lizard Rock!

trail running
3 months ago

One of the only waterfalls in the area so definitely a worthwhile hike. Kinda of boring and flat in some spots, but also has good shade.

3 months ago

Beautiful but too short

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail, great waterfall! A bit steep in some spots but overall very enjoyable.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Loved it!! I wouldnt rate it as moderate, I thought it was easy, but super fun! Spotted some turtles and ducks too.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy, dry (of course SoCal is in a 5 year drought) and offered great views. Water at the falls, however I think it's from a waste water treatment plant in the vicinity. Nice that dogs can be on the trail along with horses. Beautiful sunset and full moon rising!

4 months ago