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Awesome trail! Great photography possibilities for Los Angeles and the Channel Islands.

Too many people

I believe this trail is 9 miles. I'm not sure how anybody lost the trail. Maybe they've cleaned it up a bit but it was very clear to me. There are even steps up the boulders.

There is nothing difficult about this trail. It is moderate at worst.

Parking is worth noting...as there doesn't appear to be any. I parked in what looked like a tiny lot a few hundred feet north of the trailhead. My car wasn't told or ticketed so, perhaps it's legal.

Having said all that, the payoff at the peak is fantastic. Lovely view of the ocean and San Gabriel Mountains. Nice steady incline throughout. I ran about half the time going up and ran all the way down and it took me 2:45.

Had a great time! Made a quick edit of the hike.

This trail is beautiful. Last year the waterfalls were running strong. There are a lot of options on this trail to hike at different levels. We enjoyed it very much

Needed very map directions for second waterfall .

Good trail but seeing where the second waterfall is. Any advice ?

rock climbing
1 month ago

Once we got the the end of the trail, people seemed disappointed all the water was dried up and turned around. A friend and decided to keep going and you can go way back up behind the waterfall. Just be careful there are some nasty spills if you have to question it don’t do it.

1 month ago

Too many people not enough parking. Park on PHC. Seriously, so many people on this hike! You hike through a neighborhood before you get to the trailhead. The people driving in the neighborhood seem to resent the hikers (they drive fast and honk horns). When we get on the trail there is a bunch of horse droppings, like a lot. we got to the first falls but the only water that was there was stagnant and stinky. We climbed up a very sketchy trail that was falling apart with each step. Very loose dirt. BE CAREFUL! The second fall had a little more water but still nothing to write home about. Honestly, I wouldn't recommend this hike to anyone. Head to Angeles National Forest.

Cool hike, interest little waterfall. We had a great time.

This was my 2nd time doing this hike in hopes that after the heavy rain there would be more of a waterfall but it was the same. Just a trickle. I also learned that there was a bigger waterfall if I continued to climb up. So I proceeded to climb. It was no easy task because there’s no trail. You are climbing up rocks and holding on to tree limbs. Every so often there were ropes to hold on to which was helpful especially when coming down. Unfortunately, the promise of a bigger waterfall was squashed because there was none. Very disappointing but I will say it was beautiful none the less. I’m glad I did it. The climb down was a bit tricky because it was slippery. The hike itself is very doable and it’s nice. Anyone can do it. Great to take the kids. I would do it again.

Nice hike, especially after a rain as the creek is flowing though the trail is a little slippery. First 7/10 of a mile is through a neighborhood and some nice ocean views.

Stunning views from the ocean to the valley, to Santa Monica, Hollywood and Los Angeles. I suggested a change to the distance - total of 11.27 miles, but I also lost the trail for a bit at the top. Solid 11 out and back. Well worth the journey!

This was a beautiful, yet challenging hike. Really great views and I didn’t see another soul on the trail. Be warned, however, this hike is closer to 10 miles out and back, which I verified on another website and my own tracking device.

Love this trail. Definitely technical and a tough climb but so worth it.

This hike is ok. Waterfall is almost non-existent. If you like graffiti and douchebags getting drunk, this place is for you. It is easy for kids though.

3 months ago

Great, light hike for beginners. Had a great time out there.

Amazing landscape and good condition!

Make sure you climb up to the 2nd waterfall! Take the path just to the right of the lower falls. It's treacherous, but totally worth it!

Not one of the better hikes in Malibu. There’s rarely any water coming over the waterfall. Half the hike is on pavement to get from the parking lot to the beginning of the trail. The trails aren’t well marked. Solstice Canyon is much nicer. Or Zuma.

4 months ago

This hike is really awesome. Unfortunately we went in November so there wasn't actual water in the waterfalls, but it was still a very fun hike and mostly in the shade.

Beautiful views!

Very quiet hike. Only saw two other people the entire time we were there. Mostly fully covered by big trees, so would be easy even in full sun, not like most socal hikes that are in direct sun. Waterfall was more like a trickle.

Ran into a fully grown deer at the fall sight, though. AWESOME

4 months ago

Waterfall is just a trickle this time of year. Go after a rain or in the spring

Great trail with ocean and mountain views at the end! Definitely shouldn’t be rated “hard” though.

5 months ago

Great trail to hike, don’t like the parking! The parking lot is very small, gotta park in the street unless you get there early!

When you get to the address given, drive up the road a couple feet and ther will be a dirt turnout/unmarked parking to your left if you're coming from Las virgenes Rd. We parked there for 4 hours. The hike itself is really beautiful and it's pretty quiet. lots of different views and the rock formations towards the end are so beautiful!

5 months ago

Really nice hike if you do a stop at the lake. Mostly shade with a few segments on the full sun. Really amazing views.

Bring insect repellant - ticks and flies (that bite!) are abound at the beginning of the trail and near the lake. Alternatively wear long pants and long sleeve.

I think I also did the loop in reverse - make sure you do it clock-wise from the start point.

Note there are no bathrooms at the head of this trail - plan accordingly.

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