Santa Ynez Canyon Waterfall Trail

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Santa Ynez Canyon Waterfall Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pacific Palisades, 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.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
583 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

scramble

no dogs

Santa Ynez Falls Trail is a 2.6 mile out and back trail located near Topanga, California that features a waterfall. It is an easy family-friendly trail and primarily used for hiking & walking and is accessible throughout the year.

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1 month ago

Really disappointing - may have once been a worthwhile hike, but trail hasn't been maintained and is in terrible shape - and now-dry riverbed is filled with what appears to be toilet paper/sewage. There are tons of great hikes in the area - this is not one of them.

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4 months ago

there was no waterfall, completely drained out. Needed to climb on rocks to get to it. lots of mold and spider webs on the floor.

4 months ago

a nice easy trail I was able to take my wife on (who doesn't hike). we made it to the waterfall and back aways in the other direction. the waterfall was trickling but still looked nice, poison oak everywhere and what sounded like a rattlesnake or two. wasn't crowded at all and mostly in shade which was nice.

4 months ago

Very narrow trails. Rough terrain and poison oak everywhere. Wouldn't recommend to go with kids.
Made it to the end of trail but not to the waterfall. The trail was very narrow and required climbing so we decided to turn around. I would not say it is an easy trail.

5 months ago

ticks, over grown, we didn't take this trail. so bad for the spring

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6 months ago

If you're adventurous climb up the ropes up a few of the waterfalls then do some freehand rock climbing up to the right side of the mountain to the top. It's a real treat. Watch out for poison oak though!

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