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Escondido Falls in Malibu

This will be an easy to moderate hike to the base of the main waterfalls. Escondido Waterfalls is actually considered the highest waterfall in the Santa Monica Mountains. The hike will be about 4.2 miles and only a few hundred feet of elevation, I would estimate about 3 hours including stoppage time. We will be crossing over several streams with some slippery rocks and there are a few steep areas of the hike so make sure you wear good hiking boots. There could be some poison oak along the way so long pants would be recommended. After the hike we will be going to lunch at Malibu Seafood.

Directions: From Santa Monica, drive northbound on PCH to Winding Way and turn right, the parking lot is immediately on your left. Winding Road is 4.5 miles past Malibu Canyon Road and though this hike leads to Escondido Falls, do Not be tempted to turn on Escondido from PCH - continue to Winding Way instead and we will meet at the parking lot.
PARKING IS VERY LIMITED SO TRY TO CARPOOL IF POSSIBLE

If the parking lot is full, there should be overspill parking on PCH just East of Winding Way.


Malibu Seafood is located at: 25653 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA 90265
http://www.malibuseafood.com/

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  • GERN B.

    Sorry I couldn't make it I was busy being arrested and my car that I don't have is broke

    3 · April 6, 2013

    • Ginna L

      If only you had been there then maybe you could have stopped that horrible hiking leader from grabbing some of the female hikers butts but then again maybe you would have helped him. LOL!!!

      1 · April 6, 2013

  • Jaime

    Great hike, a bit challenging hidden gem

    April 2, 2013

  • Mary

    The whole conversation of that hike was to move to a place with more natural water.

    April 2, 2013

  • Frances

    Pretty

    1 · April 1, 2013

  • Evan

    Fantastic

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Flora

    Great fun, and a good exercise in climbing rocks!

    March 30, 2013

  • Frances

    Very fun hike; nice people. Thank you Brent for leading and doing such a good job guiding us:)

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • christy

    Great group of people and fun hike... Thanks!

    2 · March 30, 2013

  • Doug M.

    Falls were quite nice - and in our back yard!

    March 30, 2013

  • Liz K.

    Great Hike! Nice to see everyone. Thank you Brent, good job. And it was very kind of you to show such concern and well being of fellow hikers; waiting, asking if ok, helping hand, etc. Super.

    2 · March 30, 2013

  • Jan

    confusing, couldn't find the leader at 10, waited till 10:15 and hiked to the falls, climbed some rocks, and back. I couldn't wait my time was limited today. A wonderful cool day for a hike.

    March 30, 2013

  • Jen

    I wanted to join for lunch but the line looked longer than the time I had. Great hike! Thanks Brent for leading and thanks Evan for helping me up! :-)

    3 · March 30, 2013

  • Mary

    Left a tad early- thanks for the hike :)

    March 30, 2013

  • carol d.

    I'm not going to be able to make it after all. Dang it!

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I knew it last night. 9am today, to late for me to join, going rock climbing instead. Enjoy !

    March 30, 2013

  • Evan

    Yeah baby,I'm in.

    March 30, 2013

  • SL

    Hello,
    Could someone tell me what's the address of the parking lot where we will meet please? I can't find the way without GPS...
    Thank you!

    March 30, 2013

    • Paul H.

      The address is 27200 Winding Way, Malibu, according to
      http://www.lamountain...­...
      It's where Winding Way meets the PCH. Turn into Winding Way, turn left very soon after and left again into the car park.
      It's really quite tiny and the chances are on a nice Easter weekend it may well be full before any of us get there, in which case park on the PCH as close as you can.
      Personally, I am not even going to try getting in there.
      Watch out for no parking signs on the PCH.

      March 30, 2013

  • Paul H.

    The address is 27200 Winding Way, Malibu, according to
    http://www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=12

    It's where Winding Way meets the PCH. Turn into Winding Way, turn left very soon after and left again into the car park.

    It's really quite tiny and the chances are on a nice Easter weekend it may well be full before any of us get there, in which case park on the PCH as close as you can. Personally, I am not even going to try getting in there.
    Watch out for no parking signs on the PCH.

    March 30, 2013

  • Roland P.

    Got the "you're in" late tonight and had already made other plans. Whoever is next in line, have a great time....

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone wanna carpool from Calabasas/ Aguora area? (drive through Malibu Cyn)

    March 29, 2013

  • Lena Torslow H.

    Are dogs allowed on this hike ?

    March 27, 2013

    • Lena Torslow H.

      I took a rather strenuous hike 5 - 8 pm Friday at Westlake and therefore have opted out for tomorrow morning. I hope to make it next time. Thanks, Lena

      March 29, 2013

  • Roland P.

    Folks,

    Being on the waiting list for the 1st time, I take it that I'd automatically get an email when my spot opens up due to a cancellation?

    And if there are no-shows who don't cancel I'm just out of luck?

    I'd appreciate it.

    March 29, 2013

    • Liz K.

      Randy, I wrote back to you after wendy did. Scroll down.

      March 29, 2013

  • Renee

    My guest can't make it so one more slot open for the Wait List peeps. See ya there.

    March 29, 2013

  • Roland P.

    Wendy,

    If I can go in your place, I'd appreciate you letting take yours.

    March 29, 2013

    • wendy

      Hi randy.. Liz Krieg asked me yesterday. Sorry! But I could certainly use a handyman!

      March 29, 2013

    • Liz K.

      Randy, I got in from the wait list. You can come as Wendy. LOL. See you tomorrow. Miss you Wendy.

      March 29, 2013

  • christy

    I'll be coming from Burbank... I would be happy to drive and carpool/pick people up on the way. I have room for 4

    March 29, 2013

  • Murielle

    Skiing this w/e - have fun on this beautiful hike!

    March 29, 2013

  • Roland P.

    If we're allowed to take someone's RSVP'd place and Wendy has already given hers up, I'll be one of you ladies handyman for an hour on a weekend if you'll give me your spot!

    March 29, 2013

  • wendy

    Hi.. Got too busy this week and forgot to rsvp. But, i see that someone who rsvpd said he want going. Let me know!

    March 27, 2013

    • wendy

      Hi there.. Unfortunately can't make it this Saturday but entries reconnect at the next hike . Liz wanted my spot so should I correct my RSVP? See u all next weekend hopefully!

      March 29, 2013

    • wendy

      Sorry for typos... Phone typing is challenging . Hope to reconnect next weekend!

      March 29, 2013

  • Athina P.

    I see that the hike is full and I would like to bring another guest. I didn't know you have a certain number of participants. Could I still put my guest in the waiting list?

    March 28, 2013

  • Frances

    If anyone is driving from Pasadena, please let me know.

    March 28, 2013

  • Eric B

    Have fun everyone, it's moving day to Santa Barbara for me.

    1 · March 27, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      Woohoo!!! So not fun Eric!

      March 28, 2013

    • Murielle

      Have a good move Eric!!! Hope it goes smoothly :)))

      March 28, 2013

  • Fred

    Bummed that I have to miss another weeks hike but I have plans for a late birthday with family in OC, can't quite squeeze them both in. Have fun all.

    March 27, 2013

  • Haley

    Can dogs come on the hike?

    March 27, 2013

    • Haley

      Ok, thank you Brent

      March 27, 2013

  • J. N.

    A novice outdoors(wo)man looking forward to the beautiful scenery

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • Sandy o.

    Always wanted to hike a waterfall in Malibu! Anyone want to carpool from the Marina area and have room for one more?

    March 27, 2013

    • Sandy o.

      If not with Verun, maybe we can go together ( think you have only a two seater) =)

      March 27, 2013

  • Paul H.

    Will we be visiting the upper falls also?

    March 27, 2013

  • Paul H.

    If the tiny lot is full, there's plenty of overspill parking on the PCH just East of Winding Way.

    March 27, 2013

  • greg g.

    cant wait

    March 27, 2013

  • Jan

    Malibu in the morning is inspiring

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not going but love this hike!

    March 27, 2013

  • Linda O.

    Looking forward to a great hike!

    March 27, 2013

  • Flora

    Will really try to get my car smog checked during the week so I can go. I've been wanting to do this hike for a long time.

    March 26, 2013

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