Explore the most popular forest trails near Malibu with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

No waterfall and currently there is a foul smell where the waterfall is located. I suggest coming back after it rains, usually this is a nice hike.

walking
2 days ago

Water fall is empty at times but a great short trail.

Easy hike and great for kids. Lots of colorful dragonflies this time of year.

Where the trail ends the real fun starts : boulder jumping and climbing, canyoneering....

We really enjoyed this hike! Not a lot of shade so I’d recommend going on a cool day. Tracking on Strava it said 6.9miles and 2,028ft elevation gain.

Trails on trails. Good view for the majority of hike

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail with lots of great places to stop and admire nature! I would rate it a "medium" instead of "easy" since it's mostly uphill/downhill. We will definitely be hiking here again!

Easy hike through nice houses... Disappointed waterfall but then again it's so cal so was expected

Nice trail that climbs up with views of the ocean and welcome cool breezes. The trail is well maintained. Good family hike. Port-a-potties and picnic benches at trailhead.

it is a beautiful trail. challenging climbs and great vistas.

hiking
1 month ago

My group hiked this on 6/14. We began the trail from a turnout on a the highway instead of the circle x ranch entrance. We began around 12:30am and we made it to the grotto around 2:00am, the hike back was pretty fast. We made it back to our cars around 3:30am. This route added 1mile each way to the trail. SkyHighHikingGroup. We get together and hike at night. For all the busy bodys and late night owls. We are based in Los Angeles. Great hike, good workout. There was water in the grotto, hike was easy but the return did make most of us break a sweat. Recommend.

Beautiful views, beautiful wildflowers. No shade - bring sunscreen!

Great trail. Hiked while camping at Thronhill Brome beach. Early morning the trial was empty, marine layer kept temps cool and stellar views and wildflowers. Moderate incline the whole trail very pleasant to hike.

It was a beautiful hike with lots of trees and nature, but there was not much water. We were able to see a little bit of the falls, but it was obvious that the water was going down. So if you want to see the falls, go sooner than later! Still beautiful, for what it is, even though it smells like sulfur.

hiking
2 months ago

Just finished up the Backbone - linking together sections over the last few months. One of the best ways to experience Coastal Southern California.

hiking
2 months ago

Really pretty hike! Dog friendly and the waterfall is a great spot to sit before heading back.

Great, easy hike. Dog-friendly and lots of shaded areas.

Family friendly hike. There was resident's honking at everyone to move, there was plenty of horse poop, and the waterfall was dry like trickles falling, and it smelled horrible. when you get to waterfall becarefull while I was there all the loose rocks had 8 hikers fall.

2 months ago

Great hike. But it didn’t feel like an easy one. There’s lots of climbing towards the end to get to the grotto

Loved this hike! My 5 year hiked the whole way. The “weeping wall” or falls is really beautiful. I would definitely do this hike again.

Biggest lizards I’ve ever seen on a trail! Views are amazing, be prepared for switchback hell

hiking
2 months ago

great hike with great views.

Great hike. Not too hard and gorgeous views. No shade so glad I did it before summer.

Great family hike!

mountain biking
3 months ago

Fast fire road. Nothing special, but has access to many other MTB and hiking trails. Excellent for beginner riders and hikers. When starting from the Potrero side, you'll have a couple hundred foot climb at the end.

Not that too tough of a hike. Loved the shade and the destination was beautiful.

Great workout! Very limited parking and it fills up fast!

3 months ago

nice trail didnt finish it though I was the only one hiking it this morning so I decided to cut it short . will definitely hike it again and finish it for sure ..

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