Escondido Falls Trail

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Escondido Falls Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Malibu, 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.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
583 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

Take I - 10 freeway west to the PCH. Head towards Malibu and make a right turn onto Winding Way. Park in the lot and follow the trail signs.

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18 days ago

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!

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19 days ago

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.

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23 days 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.

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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

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1 month ago

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

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