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.

3.7 miles 708 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running






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Escondido Canyon is a 4.2 mile out and back trail located in Malibu, California that features a waterfall. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until June.

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9 hours ago

Short and barely worth the trip.

Pros: A few streams and the obvious waterfalls.

Cons: A good portion of the hike is along a road through a housing development.

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Loved this trail! The waterfalls are beautiful, but if you plan on making it to the top of the 2nd one, come prepared and wear the right shoes!! It's tougher than it looks and they first time I went in sneakers, and the trip back down was challenging to say the very least. Otherwise, be safe and enjoy!!

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Well maintained path. Shaded most of the way. I bit hard to find parking!

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13 days ago

My favorite waterfall hike! Getting to the first waterfall is fun and easy (about 5 small streams to cross before you get to it) but the venture up to the right of that 50 footer and CLIMB your way slightly left once you're up and you'll get to an even larger waterfall! Since the rain has been good to us it's beautiful! Went in February right after the big storm and got soaked Bc I climbed under the water to the first ledge behind the big falls! Amazing and fun.
Getting to the second falls is tricky and a bit difficult, as is getting back down from it. Glad we had boots instead of gym shoes.
Great experience. Would do it again in a heartbeat!

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