Paradise Falls via Mesa, Teepee and Moonridge Trail [CLOSED]

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Wildwood Regional Park

Paradise Falls via Mesa, Teepee and Moonridge Trail [CLOSED] is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Thousand Oaks, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 495 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

partially paved

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

closed

Note: As of May 29, 2020, the trail to the waterfalls is closed indefinitely. Please check out this article for more information. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-05-28/ventura-county-waterfall-closed-after-record-crowds-swamp-area-with-trash-human-waste The first part of the trail follows Moonridge trail looking down upon Indian Creek. The trail then drops down steeply into an area of volcanic rock with a spectacular 70 foot waterfall plunging into a large pool. The return leg of the loop is an easy meandering trail along the banks of Indian creek, with a number of lovely picnic spots along the way. You will be surprised that there is such a nice setting amongst the suburban sprawl.

hiking
1 day ago

As of 5/29/2020 8am the specific trail that leads to the waterfall is closed. Sheriff Vehicles are parked to ensure no one try’s to enter the waterfall. Spoke to a ranger and he shared that people had trashed the waterfall base with food, napkins, bags, and diapers. Remember to be mindful of Mother Nature! surrounding trails are open thought and still a beautiful hike and walk, especially lizard rock! We did see a lot of snakes so be careful where you step

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 day ago

This trail was so beautiful! Definitely a great place to relax & fun for families! There is even a little picnic bench near the waterfall!

7 days ago

Parking can be a tough as the parking lot is not that big and hikers are discouraged from parking in the nearby neighborhood. Cell signals are pretty weak so I suggest downloading the trail map in advance or grab a free paper map in the trailhead. Its a large area to explore and mostly are unshaded. The waterfall is the main attraction here. The water quality is questionable since its from storm runoffs and sewage. No smell or anything but a caution sign clearly state the water is not safe to swim in. But this doesn't stop people from jumping and swimming in it. The Indian Cave is a cool little area to check out. Overall, its a nice trail with clear signage and lots of open space.

hiking
7 days ago

Great trail to see a waterfall and good for bringing your dog along

Really great hike as long as you start on moon ridge trail. Little over grown but really manageable and enjoyable. Will come back for sure.

hiking
14 days ago

Loved this, wide open paths, many to choose from, got there later in the afternoon and many leaving to open up parking in a big lot, very hot, beautiful waterfall and creek lots of places to rest along the ways - went with our toddler he loved it as well. The noises are not rattle snakes they are cicadas!

Get to the falls way before 10! Take the small trail just south of the parking lot for cactus

Trails were amazing, not a lot of people at 8 am and even after 10 am still very little. Very scenic and peaceful. It felt great to go back into the outdoors. Saw a lot of rabbits, lizards and heard a couple of rattles. Picked up a lot of trash from the trails, I mean people keep your trash with you, oh and a lot of dog owners just let their dogs shit in the middle of the trail and walk away, so beware of land mines.

hiking
17 days ago

I loved the trail for the trail. The falls are beautiful. But some people were disrespectful. I picked up a lot of trash. I’d get here early or just take one of the many alternates and extend your hike.

hiking
bugs
18 days ago

Arrived at 8am to hike to the waterfall and hardly anyone on trail except for bikers. Left the falls around 10am because it became overcrowded with huge families and groups not wearing masks and many were blasting different music from multiple speakers. I recommend getting there early. Gorgeous hike. Open trail until you hike to the waterfall, very narrow.

I used to love this trail for a quick peaceful hike but it was over crowded with people not wearing masks and people with speakers blasting whatever music they wanted. The grossest thing was people were swimming in sewage water at the water fall. Their is literally shit in that water. It was very hard to enjoy the trail this time around. I still love this hike but people can really ruin experiences for you.

hiking
20 days ago

Great trail but can sometimes get very crowded. Waterfall was beautiful & was an easy hike!

It’s open! Was a great hike! Easy getting to the waterfall and incline going back!

hiking
bugs
scramble
27 days ago

Overall great hike! decent uphill areas great waterfall view. My boyfriend's first time and he had a great time. ! For being out of shape it was a decent walk. !

hiking
27 days ago

Just went a week ago and it’s open. Will go again

hiking
closed
1 month ago

7Apr20 Closed

closed
1 month ago

closed
1 month ago

i went today, police officer at parking lot, closed due to Corona Virus

hiking
2 months ago

so fun

hiking
2 months ago

decided to run moonridge up to lizard rock and out the main gate. Quite the workout going from creek up to lizard rock at a solid pace. Knees are filing for divorce....

hiking
2 months ago

I overall love this trail because it’s a relatively easy trail with lots of shaded areas and tables along the way! Its a flat dirt trail for a lot of it though there’s plenty of uphill parts too! The showstopper is the waterfall!! Its very pretty and the fact that it’s nearby makes it even better! Its about 40 feet high! There’s a gazebo nearby for resting and plenty of Mountain Views too! I’d come back here any day!

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