Wendy Trail to Waterfalls is a 3.5 mile out and back trail located near Westlake Village, California that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
lovely after the rain!
This trail should be downgraded to easy. The trail to the waterfalls is on a well marked path. I was a little disappointed when I arrived to the falls because the drought has reduced it to small puddles. I did enjoy the hike and there are others trails that branch of that I would like to explore. Good hike to come with kids and pets.
I've been going on this hike ever since I was a little kid, and it never fails to satisfy. It has a beautiful view of the valley and is very scenic. Unlike most trails I've been on this one has a nice breeze throughout the trail so it stays moderately cool. My favorite part is climbing up the side of the waterfall. It's a great place to take pictures and rock climb as well.