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

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

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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2 days ago

Gorgeous

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6 days ago

I love hiking to waterfalls. It's a decent hike to the falls. Nice and cool after the hot hike there. You have the chance to get up closer to the top of the big fall. There's another little tail on up to a smaller upper fall. It's slippery from all the loose rocks and dirt, but it was definitely worth the trip up if you don't mind the extra work getting there. Loved the spot and the view of the ocean on the way back down.

hiking
8 days ago

This hike has an amazing payoff...the waterfall is incredible! It is gorgeous for now so get out there and see it! I would definitely say this hike is family friendly but would not recommend for those under 3 or 4 unless you have a wearable carrier for them. You have to cross four creeks and it would be difficult to get even a jogger stroller through them. Trust me. I tried. I ended up leaving the stroller parked on the side and had the littles walk. There are a few steeper grades but for the most part it is flat and covered by trees. If you are not super athletic or have a few kiddos with you, you will be tired when you make it back to the car but like I said, it's so worth it.

8 days ago

hiking
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hiking
10 days ago

Great little excursion, that makes you feel like you're out of the city. Would've given it five-stars if there weren't so many people there.

10 days ago

Way to the top ! Great view, scramble.

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15 days ago

Very awesome hike. The beginning is easy enough for any hiker, depending your pace! It will take you to a magnificent waterfall that everyone can enjoy. The best part about this hike is if you are feeling more adventurous, keep hiking past the first waterfall and you will find an even more amazing waterfall. It's way larger and very secluded because most people stop and marvel the first one. I climbed the second waterfall to the first section. It's was great. I recommend being very careful though, for its very slippery and dangerous.

hiking
16 days ago

17 days ago

Fun trail. Easy to get to the first waterfall... A little tough getting to the second waterfall as it requires climbing but totally worth it! Definitely coming back! It's a crowded trail so get there early.