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