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
633 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.

hiking
15 days ago

Amazing scenic trail. The upper falls is a challenge to get up and down but well worth the effort.

15 days ago

https://youtu.be/ngpoK3gJhhE

hiking
20 days ago

3/4 mile walk to trailhead from parking. Crossed 2 different snakes within the first .25 mile of trailhead. One was red and black

30 days ago

Definitely a fun hike. Not very challenging in the beginning but does get difficult if you want to climb to the second waterfall. The worst part is how far you have to park before the hike even starts. The main trail is mostly covered so it’s not as hot. As dude to the best the waterfall is nonexistent. If you want to see water you should wait until a big storm, which in SoCal rarely happens. We went with our two year old and made it just fine. Enjoy and be sure to drink plenty of water.

1 month ago

No waterfall and currently there is a foul smell where the waterfall is located. I suggest coming back after it rains, usually this is a nice hike.

walking
1 month ago

Water fall is empty at times but a great short trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike and great for kids. Lots of colorful dragonflies this time of year.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike through nice houses... Disappointed waterfall but then again it's so cal so was expected

2 months ago

Cool

3 months ago

It was a beautiful hike with lots of trees and nature, but there was not much water. We were able to see a little bit of the falls, but it was obvious that the water was going down. So if you want to see the falls, go sooner than later! Still beautiful, for what it is, even though it smells like sulfur.

hiking
3 months ago

Really pretty hike! Dog friendly and the waterfall is a great spot to sit before heading back.

hiking
3 months ago

Great, easy hike. Dog-friendly and lots of shaded areas.

hiking
3 months ago

Family friendly hike. There was resident's honking at everyone to move, there was plenty of horse poop, and the waterfall was dry like trickles falling, and it smelled horrible. when you get to waterfall becarefull while I was there all the loose rocks had 8 hikers fall.

3 months ago

Loved this hike! My 5 year hiked the whole way. The “weeping wall” or falls is really beautiful. I would definitely do this hike again.

hiking
4 months ago

Not that too tough of a hike. Loved the shade and the destination was beautiful.

4 months ago

Great workout! Very limited parking and it fills up fast!

5 months ago

first time really like it

5 months ago

Easy hike , good for kids and nice waterfall at the end. Can climb the hill next to falls if you are up to it. Be careful of loose rocks.

5 months ago

Always a really fun hike although the waterfall is normally pretty dry

5 months ago

Neat little hike, with the chance for some decent rock climbing if you’re up for it. The falls were a little underwhelming (dry).

6 months ago

Parking limited. Crowded in some spots. Crossing at little creeks along the way. Nice under 5 hike in and out but can get crowded.

6 months ago

Packed with kids due to the easy pace of the hike but a nice payoff at the falls.

6 months ago

Fun quick hike with climbing

6 months ago

Good

6 months ago

Too many people

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Needed very map directions for second waterfall .

7 months ago

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

rock climbing
7 months 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.

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