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Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

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Newton Canyon, Malibu, CA 90265
805 370 2301
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#BeWell Take a hike at Escondido Canyon and Waterfalls (in the Santa Monica Mountains) Distance: 4.2 miles round-trip Getting There: Head northwest on the PCH from Santa Monica for ... Read more
about 17 miles. Just past Latigo Canyon Road, you’ll see the turnoff for East Winding Way where you can park in the well-marked lot. Follow the paved road toward the mountains. It’s a little less than a mile to the end of East Winding Way. You’ll see the entrance of Escondido Canyon Park marked at the end of the pavement. From the trailhead, it’s about a mile-long trek to the falls. The trail crosses Escondido Canyon Creek several times, so prepare to get your feet wet. Soon, you’ll be standing at the base of the 50-foot-high Escondido Falls, admiring the multi-tiered waterfall flowing over moss-covered rocks. The falls are particularly stunning after a good rain. BrokeGirlsGuide.com

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Camarillo

This place is huge. There are a ton of hikes and some mountain biking trails. Some trails go to waterfalls, others go to mountain tops. If you're in the area and want to go on a hike or get out for a while, this is a good place to go.

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So beautiful! Definitely recommend going hiking up in those mountains, they're so beautiful

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San Diego, California

Beautiful, very expansive piece of property that encompasses multiple state parks as well. The visitor center is large and excellent! That's a great place to start. King Gillette Ranch is also the location where The Biggest Loser is filmed and other Hollywood movies are filmed around here too. Plenty of hikes, camping, etc.

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Take a hike at Escondido Canyon and Waterfalls (in the Santa Monica Mountains)

Distance: 4.2 miles round-trip

Getting There: Head northwest on the PCH from Santa Monica for about 17 miles. Just past Latigo Canyon Road, you’ll see the turnoff for East Winding Way where you can park in the well-marked lot. Follow the paved road toward the mountains. It’s a little less than a mile to the end of East Winding Way. You’ll see the entrance of Escondido Canyon Park marked at the end of the pavement. From the trailhead, it’s about a mile-long trek to the falls. The trail crosses Escondido Canyon Creek several times, so prepare to get your feet wet. Soon, you’ll be standing at the base of the 50-foot-high Escondido Falls, admiring the multi-tiered waterfall flowing over moss-covered rocks. The falls are particularly stunning after a good rain.

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Local from Tujunga, California

amazing hiking and biking trails everywhere

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Burns, Kansas

Beautiful scenery and hiking

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Great trails up to the top with spectacular views of the ocean.

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