Santa Ynez Waterfall Trail

Trail in Topanga State Park


  • Directions

    Geolocation is not allowed
  • Distance

    0.73 miles


This is a popular trail along a shaded creek with dense tree cover to a short 18-foot waterfall. Stay near the creek, as the trail generally runs directly alongside it and crosses it as various points. Near the waterfall, the canyon walls grow closer and the trail becomes more rocky, although the terrains stays relatively mild for the length of the trail, with a very slight incline towards the falls.

From the PCH, turn inland on Sunset Boulevard (approximately 1-mile north of Will Rogers State Beach). Travel one half mile on Sunset Boulevard and turn left on Palisades Drive. After 2.4 miles turn left onto Vereda De La Montura. The trailhead will be on the right side of Vereda De La Montura approximately 0.2 miles after the turn, before the gate. 

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