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Paradise Falls at Wildwood Canyon Park

Paradise Falls at Wildwood Canyon Park

Paradise Falls drops 40 feet into a large pool along the Arroyo Conejo in Thousand Oaks. The waterfall is located within Wildwood Park, and thanks to an almost excessive network of trails, Paradise Falls may be reached via several routes, allowing for a 2.2-mile out and back hike or several loops of 2.5 miles or more. There is 260 feet of elevation loss between the main park trailhead and Paradise Falls.


The direction to Paradise Falls is marked at most trail junctions in the park, so it will not be difficult to find. The easiest route is to head straight west on Mesa Trail, the most obvious trail departing the parking lot for Wildwood Park. After 1/3 of a mile, head to the left at a split on to North Tepee Trail, following an arrow for Paradise Falls. Stay straight through three junctions over the next 0.3 miles to come to a T-junction next to a recreation of a tepee. Here you may look down on the V-shaped canyon carved by the Arroyo Conejo. The landscape above the canyon is dotted with cactus and sage, while the creek is lined with sycamores and oaks, creating a riparian oasis. Since most of Wildwood Park can feel like a desert on a hot day, be sure to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water.

Turn right at the teepe, and drop into the canyon for 1/8 of a mile. At the next sign for Paradise Falls, turn left down a single track cutting down the canyon. At the bottom of the trail, turn right on Wildwood Canyon Trail, and make a quick left to arrive at Paradise Falls, 1.1 miles from the start.

Paradise Falls
Wildwood Park
928 Avenida de los Arboles
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Directions: About an hour from our area. Take the US-101N for about 30 miles and then exit 45: Lynn Road. Turn Left on W Avenida de Los Arboles, 2nd Right onto Frontier Ave, 1st Left onto Bright Star St, 1st Left onto Big Sky Dr, and finally a slight left onto W Avenida de Los Arboles.

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