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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

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

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

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.

5 days ago

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

11 days ago

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1 month 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!

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Fun and easy trail! Small water fall at end with a rope to climb over it.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Very pretty, lots of wildlife, and poison oak.

hiking
2 months ago

As of March 2016, we have water again! The many stream crossings mean you should wear waterproof shoes or be prepared for wet feet. Some of the areas are also a bit washed out and overgrown, making the hike a bit more adventurous than the leisurely stroll it is when the stream is smaller.

There's some scrambling over rocks which can be perfect for kids if you're ready for it.

Watch out for the poison oak, it's everywhere.

Also, I understand why you want to bring your dog on this trail, but please do not.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

good trail beautiful views

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Started at topenga state park, the hike from there goes down into the canyon. Beautiful views from the top, nice and shady at the bottle with big trees and shade. The "waterfall" was more like a dripping faucet even with all the rain recently. Passed a handful of other hikers, not crowded for a beautiful Sunday. Light rock scrambling to get to the "waterfall".

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4 months ago

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4 months ago