Wendy Trail to Waterfalls is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Newbury Park, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

Length3.3 miElevation gain613 ftRoute typeOut & back
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The trail begins with a slight downhill to a tree-lined creek bed, which sometimes has a little water. Shortly after emerging from the trees, you will arrive at a junction. Take the trail to the left, yes that's correct, up the steep hill. Not too far after reaching the top, you will come to an old windmill on the left side of the trail. Continuing past the windmill, the trail passes through a pleasant, shaded area, making several switchbacks. In short order, you will come to a trail running along the north rim of Sycamore Canyon. To the left is the Hidden Valley Overlook Trail. Go right, to join with Danielson Road a few hundred yards down the trail. Make a 180 and proceed on Danielson Road down into the canyon. Depending on the amount of rainfall, you may have to negotiate a stream crossing (easy rock-hopping) at the bottom of the canyon. After this crossing, you begin a moderate climb. In less than a quarter mile, you arrive at the first switchback, where you will continue to go straight on the spur trail to the falls. You now have only a few hundred yards to the falls. Be cautious climbing over rocks to get to the base of the falls.

Sandals are not recommended. No special clothing is required, as the trail for most of the way is wide open, without encroaching vegetation. The spur trail to the falls does have some poison oak, but this can be easily avoided.

Park on Potrero Rd. at the end of Wendy Dr. in Newbury Park. There is room for quite a few cars in a dirt area along Potrero Rd.

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Bret Rungren
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Sean Hansen
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Terry Paulson
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great hike

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Joanna Sanchez
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Great like hike/walk! Loved it here. Today was a lil windy but the sun was out and it was still a lil hot at some points. Someone coming from the waterfall told us there was little water and on the way there a lot of poison ivy so we didn’t do that part. There are a ton of paths to go through and can be out here not worried about being close to others. Beautiful day with the fam!

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Jeff Brady
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not muck water in waterfall today. watch for poison oak.

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Jacob Vallone
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Joseph Morua
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Alan Piepenburg
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Tom O
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Phuong Tran
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Cindy Alamillo
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Views of the mountains were cool but not much else to see. Even after a few days of rain everything was mostly brown and dry and the waterfall barely had any water. You could spend the whole day here hiking the other connecting trails. Bonus: lots of dogs on the trails

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Shelli Sarena
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Andres Perez
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Nice morning hike. No water though.

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Melissa Corney
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Kewl

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Zachary Schuberg
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Kazem Khalili
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Nick Norton
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The rock hopping at the end to sit by the ponds at the base of the little falls is fun, and it can be really peaceful up there.

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Kazem Khalili
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Elizabeth Blanding
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Too many large groups without masks.

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Rudy Carrillo
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Mateo Navarrette
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good mix of inclines. no water on the waterfall trail right now but a lot of trail options if you want to deviate from the path

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Justin Gross
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Bob Aptaker
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Bottom half is easy. A little more rough after the cabin.

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Sophie Friedl
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Bibi Morales
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Ana Figueroa
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No water nice trail Deers

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Supriya Somashekar
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Waterfall is dry but it’s a good trial.

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Darren McDonald
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Haven't been on this trail in years and I'm really glad I made a trip of it. Its a relatively easy incline for a bit but nothing intolerable. Its October and you can definitely feel the heat that visited us this week but there was a nice breeze. Not really overgrown at all except at the very end but you can easily see the trail. No water (as usual), but a lovely hike all in all.

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David Sanders
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Brandon Caplin
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