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Beautiful views, lots of wildlife. Definitely not an easy hike, there are several steep inclines.

easy hike. great for quick trip to nature

hiking
2 days ago

Definitely MODERATE, not easy. Very pretty but lots of rocks so watch your step!!

hiking
11 days ago

The falls are gorgeous! The teepee was an unexpected surprise. Great easy/moderate hike.

Lovely. If you go early most of the trail doesn’t get direct sunlight. Towards the end though the parking lot feels like 1000 miles away even though it says
.52 miles. Lots of rabbits and lizards! We even saw raccoon tracks.

Easy trail, not much views besides the small river. There's many interconnected trails. We did the loop in 1hr. They do have signs guiding you to other trails.

Great trail. You’ll come to an area where you think the trail ends, at this point follow the creek it will guide you back to the trail or just follow the creek to the waterfall. Nice area to hang out by the bottom of the upper falls.

Such a lovely introduction into my first day of camping at Point Mugu! Even with the clouds blanketing a majority of this hike, the trail itself (at least the visible pieces) were beautiful and what I could make out below from above was also stunning. I didn't loop it as the final decline looked steep and was thick with clouds. Definitely again!

Nice, light hike. Great for after work and for sunsets. Highly trafficked, so ideal for groups.

one of my favorite hikes here in socal

Nice place to hike. Scenic trail is single track and a bit steep in parts, but definitely do-able for most. Overlook trail to top is mostly fire road. Pay to park is $12 all day or $3 an hour at pay machine.

Great hike! Not long, bring the kids!

Where the trail ends the real fun starts : boulder jumping and climbing, canyoneering....

Perfect hike for introducing your kids to the wilderness been taking my daughter there since she was of walking age . Good times

walking
1 month ago

Calm and beautiful on a Sunday evening!

Fairly easy hike through beautiful terrain. Our dog loved it :)

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail with lots of great places to stop and admire nature! I would rate it a "medium" instead of "easy" since it's mostly uphill/downhill. We will definitely be hiking here again!

Awesome views and easy to navigate. Not much shade along trails until you hit the teepee and the waterfall. Arrived around 11 AM on a Monday and did not run into very many people. Bring water and sunscreen! And be sure to pick up after your four legged friends.

Not much shade until you hit the waterfall but overall, it’s a fun hike!

Great trail! Relaxing waterfall and scenery. They hike back up was a bit challenging. :) Bring water and a hat. Very limited shade.

on Paradise Falls Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Fun Hike! Bring your hat, sun glasses and sunscreen not very much shade on the trail. kid friendly! We brought our 3 1/2 year old daughter. She loved it and walked the whole way.

Not any shade, didn’t feel particularly easy, but still a great hike with great views.

hiking
1 month ago

The hike up from main Sycamore trail is heavily overgrown until you get out of the creek bed. Then it opens up. Did the entire Serrano loop back to Sycamore, then about three miles down the main trail to the campground.
Lots of spider webs across the trail on the way back down. Over 90 degrees up there today

hiking
1 month ago

Great views. Fairly easy terrain if you take the path that overlooks the waterfall back, otherwise it's a decent uphill walk.

walking
2 months ago

I love it. It’s a good morning exercise trail

Fun hike! There are some good hills (a little steep) and the trails are well marked. We went with a baby in a baby carrier and a five year old and it was perfectly strenuous without being overwhelming.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun hike, cool waterfall. Rattlesnakes out.

One of the best in the area; kid-friendly as well. Try to come on a weekday morning, early, for the best shot at solitude and quiet.

hiking
2 months ago

My group hiked this on 6/14. We began the trail from a turnout on a the highway instead of the circle x ranch entrance. We began around 12:30am and we made it to the grotto around 2:00am, the hike back was pretty fast. We made it back to our cars around 3:30am. This route added 1mile each way to the trail. SkyHighHikingGroup. We get together and hike at night. For all the busy bodys and late night owls. We are based in Los Angeles. Great hike, good workout. There was water in the grotto, hike was easy but the return did make most of us break a sweat. Recommend.

Cannot go into the water due to contamination. This was unfortunate, but a pretty place.

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