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
702 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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1 day ago

Hike starts off from the small parking lot through neighborhood streets before getting to a more traditional trail. The path towards the first fall is easy and shaded. At this time the waterfall is more of a trickle. The path to the second fall is a bit more fun and intense requiring ropes and some large rocks to traverse. The trail to the second fall isn't well paved therefore follow,unfortunately, the graffiti and trash left behind by people. The second fall trail starts off to the right of the fall through a broken metal fence. The gravel is loose and sandy so be be to sure to wear hiking shoes with lots of grip. There are lots of rocks so slipping could mean a nice little battle scar to take home. The second fall also has very little water but was still fun to climb up the moss laden walls and hang out at the top for some almost IG epic photos lol.

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike. Lots of shade. Upper falls was a bit tricky to find and pretty steep. Especially for kids. The hike to lower falls was amazing and would do again. Went with kids (5, 7, and 8 year old) and they loved the water fall even though it was mostly dried up (7/23/17).

hiking
5 days ago

Just Completed today 7/20/17 The waterfall is almost dried up for the season unfortunately. Will have to make it a point to come back after winter!

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17 days ago

This hike is one of my favorites. it's beautiful and there are a ton of trees. Don't use map quest. Take the 1 to winding way, there is a small parking lot that fits, maybe 13 cars. This trail has tons of people as well, so get there early or you won't have a place to park. My kids truly enjoy hiking here and love catching tadpoles.

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21 days ago

Cool hike. Super easy to the first waterfall but much more strenuous to the second. Tough climb to the second waterfall but it was a really cool view

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