Escondido Falls

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Escondido Canyon Trail, Malibu, CA 90265
Open Hours
  • Mon: 6:30AM - 8PM
  • Tue: 6:30AM - 8PM
  • Wed: 6:30AM - 8PM
  • Thu: 6:30AM - 8PM
  • Fri: 6:30AM - 8PM
  • Sat: 7AM - 6PM
  • Sun: 7AM - 6PM

Escondido Falls can be reached via the Escondido Canyon Trail. It is a 4-mile out-and-back trail that allows dogs on leash.

The trail starts at a parking lot off the Pacific Coast Highway and goes up Winding Way. Once you see the “Edward Albert Escondido Canyon Trail and Waterfalls” sign, the trail transitions to a dirt road.

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What to Expect

Dogs required on leash Shade in some areas No benches or tables Limited parking No restroom facilities No drinking water available No wheelchair access Waterfall, Creek Dirt, Paved Asphalt, Steady inclines

Things to Know

  • The parking fee is $12. Parking can be found off the Pacific Coast Highway 1. Parking is limited and may get packed quickly.
  • There are signs that say that ticks that cause Lyme disease are present in the area.
  • Poison oaks can be found off-trail.
  • The first 0.8 miles of the hike is on a paved path with a mostly residential backdrop.
  • The waterfall may not always have water flowing on it.

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