Sycamore Canyon Falls

EASY 18 reviews

Sycamore Canyon Falls is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Newbury Park, 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. Horses are also able to use this trail.

2.8 miles 595 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

no dogs

Views of Boney Mountain, waterfall, deep canyon walls This hike includes breathtaking views of Old Boney Mountain as you leave Satwiwa cultural center area and a pleasant hike down into the steep Sycamore Canyon. The waterfall at the hikes half way point is this highlight. The waterfall is almost 100 foot high and consists of a number of cascades that tumble over shear rock when water flow is high enough. This is a rather spectacular and secluded area. There is a big flat topped boulder that you can sit on to have lunch and watch the waterfall. Watch out for the poison oak near the waterfall as the area is covered with it! $12 Parking Fee

1 month ago

I hiked this trail today for the first time in several years. This was the first time I've ever been here when there was no water coming down the falls! It was still a good hike but probably should be rated moderate instead of easy.

2 months ago

Some nice views. Waterfall is no more as of this past weekend. Definitely bring a hat. This hike is 3.6 miles...or about a mile over what is a listed according to my track.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Enjoyable hike over a variety of terrain. Little shade. Reliable waterfall even in drought.

hiking
5 months ago

Enjoyable hike in mostly open terrain. Found water at the falls even when stream beds were dry.

6 months ago

Beautiful views! Great trail for beginners

hiking
6 months ago

Not much water at the falls but it was a nice easy walk.

7 months ago

Beautiful ❤️

1 year ago

it was a good time. some trails were marked closed but there were enough to open to make it worth while. parking is 12 bucks which sucker but the breath taking views make up for it. the campgrounds are dog friendly but not the trails because they are all marked as no dogs allowed.

1 year ago

Good hike, and not bad for the family. No water at the falls due to the drought, but there are some decent views along the way. Not very challenging.

mountain biking
1 year ago

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I've done this trail a few times now and although the waterfall was dried up the first few times, it's still a great beginners trail. However I went right after that good rain we just had and the waterfall is back and flowing! Waterfall was beautiful and nice and clean. Definitely going to wait for rain next time I catch this trail.

2 years ago

Went 10/18/14 hike was nice and generally easy for anyone since. However there is some not much but some damage from the fire 2 years ago. Also due to the drought the waterfall is nothing more then a few algae filled pools. But nonetheless a nice hike with good views.

hiking
2 years ago

nice trail but the trail does not look like the picture posted. the scenery is dry.

hiking
3 years ago

Nice trails, there are a lot of side trails and different difficulties. Beautiful views. I recently went in November, I think it would be a little better in the spring.

hiking
4 years ago

Nice views hills slopes up and down cool senic views bring water for ur conpanions

hiking
4 years ago

Great trail! Love the views!

hiking
5 years ago