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Best Trails in Castaic

Paradise Falls Trail

Thousand Oaks, CA

Paradise Falls Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thousand Oaks, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Recent Reviews

on Fish Canyon Trail
5 days ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

on Fish Canyon Trail
1 month ago

21 Completed14 Reviews

on Warm Springs Trail
1 month ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Couldn't find the trail. The spot on the map is literally a rocky slope. Very upsetting

on Cienaga Canyon Trail
1 month ago

hiking
24 Completed2 Reviews

This are is rarely travelled, serious backcountry. Water was scarce on our hike but not too hard to find. Lots of Bear sign and tracks in this area, recommend bear bells and pepper spray just in case. Trail is light to not existent so plan on trail blazing. Map and compass is recommended.

on Whitaker Peak Lookout
2 months ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Good , try early morning when it's cool and breezy

on Fish Canyon Trail
8 months ago

hiking
24 Completed2 Reviews

This is one of the lost hikes of the Los Padres, the Trail head is a little hard to find. It can be found just past the old abandoned campground. Its a short two miles to the narrows which is spectacular. About quarter mile beyond that you will find running water. Fall colors were beautiful. Definitely worth the hike. The total distance you will travel from the closed road gate is about 8.5 miles round trip for this hike. I would rate as a moderate hike, terrain is easy to navigate.

on Fish Canyon Trail
1 year ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

on Cienaga Canyon Trail
1 year ago

hiking
2 Completed1 Reviews

Nice trail got to see a water creak It was amazing, at the beginning it look like there was no water but if you are persistent you will find it hade a good tome with my wife and dog

on Fish Canyon Trail
1 year ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Fish canyon is a great hike for the whole family. You can adjust this hike to your need easy to just turn around at any time. Wilderness just north of Castaic Lake. Be carful crossing the stream as it can be tricky. Have fun with all family members. We took our 7 month old grand son.

on Fish Canyon Trail
2 years ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

This is one of LA's greatest treasures! You hike DOWN the boring asphalt road but once you actually are on the trail and hear the water gurgling to the side, big boulders, shade and you've entered a different world. In a wet year there are many water crossings but now hardly any. Because of that, wear a bug net as the gnats have multiplied. The only difficulty is hiking back up the asphalt road, other than that it's pretty much flat, filled with trees and wildlife. Hard to believe something like this is in Los Angeles County!

on Castaic Lake Trail Loop v...
2 years ago

hiking
6 Completed5 Reviews

This is a gorgeous spot, but be prepared to pay for parking ($5 or $8 I think) and see joggers/swimmers if it's warm enough.

on Fish Canyon Trail
3 years ago

hiking
14 Completed18 Reviews

Nice wide fire road with very little elevation gain. We did an out and back hike starting from the North end near the LA Department of water and power entrance. This would make a great Mtn bike ride.
Also added this trail to trailheadfinder.com, a much better user friendly site. You can get the gps track there without a paid membership.

on Tapia Canyon Fire Road
3 years ago

hiking
0 Completed1 Reviews

Amazing trail. Power lines down the trail ruin view.

on Warm Springs Trail
3 years ago

hiking
3 Completed4 Reviews

Unable to locate trailhead at Lake Hughes Road. As per topo map the trailhead should be 1 mile south of Warm Springs Resort. Located a parking spot for a few cars with what looked like a very old trail at the location shown on the topo map. In a short distance the trail disappears. Does someone have more information that would help locate the trailhead?

on Castaic Lake Trail Loop v...
4 years ago

hiking
18 Completed4 Reviews

This trail was desolate, and when we heard coyotes making a kill in the vicinity of the area we had just passed, it was a bit eerie. The trail seems to go on and and on monotonously and is not too strenuous at all. When you finally begin to loop around you are almostly instantly greeted and rewarded by beautiful views of the upper lake area that seem to go on forever! We covered nearly the whole range, and after it looped around it continued to incline a bit. This is where I think we chose the wrong path, because we let out of the trail on a windy road which took us an additional 30 mins to cover. Altogether about a 6 plus mile hike. Although the view of the lake was miraculous I probably won't be frequenting this trail.