Paradise Falls Trail

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Paradise Falls Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thousand Oaks, 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
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
383 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

waterfall

The first part of the trail follows Moonridge trail looking down upon Indian Creek. The trail then drops down steeply into an area if 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
22 minutes ago

Such an amazing find! The road to these trails dead ends at the end of a neighborhood, and boom! You're in. The hike to the waterfall is downward, but there are signs that get you right to it. The teepee is super cool, and the wind whistles through it and back out. It's way worth it to go! It's gorgeous.

hiking
13 days ago

I hike the trails with my kids. we love it!

15 days ago

Go check out this hidden gem with your whole family!

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful, enjoyable trail. Some up and down but nothing drastic; mostly pretty level, well maintained trail with plenty of signs to keep you on track. Waterfall is breathtaking! Do it!!

hiking
2 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike.

2 months ago

Nice easy hike. The dogs loved it.

3 months ago

NOT SUITABLE FOR ROAD BIKE. I've hiked this trail before and it is pretty rugged including some small water crossings. I was surprised when looking for a road bike path that this was the first result near me!

3 months ago

Don't be afraid to use the additional parking area. From there it's .1 of a mile to the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike with nice falls at the end. Very little shade so bring sunblock and a baseball cap. If you bring your dog, bring plenty of water.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice easy hike; good for the whole family. Can get quite crowded.

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing for an easy trail within suburbia complete with waterfall.

4 months ago

Was a good hike.and beautiful at the falls.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a great family hike or location to train. Be aware of where you park if the lot is full. There are signs in the neighborhood informing people not to park in certain locations. I've seen the cops there so it looks like it's enforced. We arrived at 7am and saw a rattlesnake 20 min into the hike. So be extra alert. The trail (depending on where you are going) is lovely and leads to a waterfall. There are signs stating do not go in the water. It's yucky. Great spot for photography.

hiking
4 months ago

I like it not so busy and quiet

4 months ago

I was worried because it started off so hot and exposed but on the loop back it was easy and treesy. The waterfall was really flowing too!

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty crowded, but easy and fun! Cool waterfall at the end.

hiking
5 months ago

Took my daughter in a hiking pack and it was the perfect pace!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike. I'm currently working on my endurance and the hike is mostly down hill to the falls, meaning it's up hill on the way back. There is not a lot of shade, make sure you have sunscreen and lots of water.

5 months ago

This hike is located in Wildwood Park; and even though this hike is short and easy their are plenty of other trails along the way. This hike has beautiful views, a drinking fountain along the way, and am awesome waterfall with a huge jump.

5 months ago

This trail is so nice .

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