5 Best Dog-Friendly Waterfall Hikes Near Los Angeles

10 comments

Did you know there are waterfalls near Los Angeles? Did you also know that this is the best time to visit the waterfalls? If you drive just an hour or two, you can find some lovely hikes to pretty waterfalls this time of the year!

Thanks to the wet winter we had, the trails we’ve hiked many times before are looking very different now with new streams and temporary pop-up waterfalls. It’s so green and beautiful everywhere! But don’t wait too long, they may be just trickling by next month especially if this warm weather keeps up!

There are more waterfall hikes in Southern California, but these are a few of our favorites. For a detailed hiking guide and additional photos, click on each hike link below. Enjoy!

 

1. Escondido Falls

  • Location:  Malibu
  • Notable:  Seasonal
  • Permit/Fee:  None
  • Difficulty Rating:  Moderate

Escondido Falls

 

2. Millard Canyon Falls

  • Location:  Altadena
  • Notable:  Seasonal
  • Permit/Fee:  Adventure Pass required for parking
  • Difficulty Rating:  Easy

millard_falls_1

 

3. Paradise Falls

  • Location:  Thousand Oaks
  • Notable: Year-round
  • Permit/Fee:  None
  • Difficulty Rating:  Moderate

paradise_falls_7

 

4. Chiquito Falls

  • Location:  Cleveland National Forest
  • Notable:  Seasonal
  • Permit/Fee:  Adventure Pass required for parking
  • Difficulty Rating:  Challenging

chiquito_falls-15

 

5. Cooper Canyon Falls

  • Location:  Angeles National Forest
  • Notable:  Year-round
  • Permit/Fee:  Adventure Pass required for parking
  • Difficulty Rating:  Moderate – Challenging

cooper canyon falls

 

Happy Hiking!

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

10 comments on “5 Best Dog-Friendly Waterfall Hikes Near Los Angeles”

  1. Waterfalls are always great, but many of our rivers are full and overflowing right now… and waterfalls gushing!

    1. Wow. ‘Overflowing’ isn’t a description we normally use over here. At most, we get to use “healthy flow”. 😆 Has Spring come to MN yet?

      1. I’d like to say yes, spring has arrived… but snow is still possible. Lot’s of flooding on major rivers, most are now receding… a good sign!

  2. Eaton Canyon falls are really pretty right now IF you go on a weekday and avoid the “zoo” It’s way too crazy in the late afternoon or weekends. Easy hike for dogs as long as they don’t mind walking in the streams to get there.
    Will DEFINITELY have to try your recommendations!!! Thank you so much for the reviews 🙂

  3. Eaton Canyon is really nice right now IF you go early on a weekday to avoid the zoo. Way too crazy in afternoon or weekends (yuck) I actually prefer quiet hikes.

    Will DEFINITELY check out the hikes you reviewed. THANK YOU!!!

    Holly (and Behr)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s