Wendy Trail to Waterfalls

EASY 32 reviews

Wendy Trail to Waterfalls is a 3.5 mile out and back trail located near Newbury Park, California that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
574 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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.

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4 months ago

Hiked on Tuesday 8/1/2017 at 5pm and ended around 630pm with a total of around 4 miles... it was hot and very little shade...
Very little traffic , i hiked alone and I saw only two people . Lots of lizards and quails! Lots of bushes and burned trees. It's a recovering area from a fire. The difficulty is about 3/10 with one area pretty steep. Its a boring trail but good for the area. The area near the waterfall has overground bushes that cover the trail. The waterfall at this time of the year is nonexistent. It's was disappointing actually. The best part was essentially the overview area of the hills. Overall, I wouldn't recommend it unless you want to get some exercise.

Pros: little to no traffic, exercise , parking
Cons: boring, no shade, no waterfall
Rating: 2/10
Notes: no dogs on waterfall trail, no bikes on waterfall trail, no hike alone, trails splits to other areas

5 months ago

Lovely hike! The waterfall is a little weak right now but you can still climb the rocks and get close to the pools. The brush on the way to the waterfall in the ravine is not well cleared though. Beautiful views of Boney Mountain and Newbury Park. Plenty of additional trails to extend the hike if desired.

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6 months ago

Awesome trail!

Pretty quick & easy with a small rocky waterfall. I think the description is a bit off considering it is in Newbury Park. I don't really get the WV reference. Great hike when you don't have much time and just want to coast for the most part.

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8 months ago

I've been hitting the various trails of area this past week this being my third after Paradise Falls and Tapo canyon so far and this was probably my favorite due to the diversity of terrain! It criss crosses w/ Boney Mountain trail which trailhead starts a mile down the road! The green valleys the craggy mountains the cascading waterfalls at end of this trail this time of year 3/17 were a treat!
Coming back I looped around the verdant valley to visit the small interpretative center w/ a local vegetation garden!

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9 months ago

Very Nice Hike. Waterfall is flowing good
& very pretty.
If you stick to the outlined trail it is not an Easy hike. It should be rated Moderate cause there are more uphill terrain. Most of our group enjoyed it but a few took the flat trail next to this one. On the hills some awesome views of the whole area. Enjoy!

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9 months ago

Great trail for the family, but you CANNOT bring your dog all the way in! if you want to go to the waterfall, leave the dog home. Because this trail starts in a National Park, your dog is welcome but the waterfall is in a State Wildlife Reserve and dogs are not allowed. The officers told us it was a $250 fine +court costs.

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9 months ago

Pretty views. Lots of water. Very muddy right now from all the rain. Lots of hills and steep cliffs from small landslides so not easy for kids under 5. Not stroller friendly but a good walk.

10 months ago

lovely after the rain!

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