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Paradise Falls hike

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Location : Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles

Total distance : 2.5 miles round-trip (out and back)

Elevation change : 300 ft

Peak elevation : 715 ft

Tree Cover : No tree cover. Sunscreen recommended.

Parking : Parking at the trailhead. 

Trailhead : Mesa trailhead parking lot, click here

Landmark : You have to go through a brown gate to get to the trailhead.

Note : Restroom at the trailhead. Pet friendly.

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Detailed directions : Park your car in the parking lot at the Mesa trail trailhead.

Look for the Mesa trail sign and continue on the Mesa trail. The waterfall itself is okay but this hike is totally worth doing just for the amazing views. 

Pass through this gate to stay on Mesa trail until you see Tee Pee trail. Even though it is 2.5 miles roundtrip it doesn't feel so because most of the trail is flat with a very gradual elevation change. And the scenery definitely helps you forget about the distance.

At 0.5 miles from the Mesa trailhead turn left to continue on to Tee Pee trail. Stay on Tee Pee trail for another 0.5 miles. 

Continue past the little hut you'll see there towards Paradise falls as shown. This trail is usually not crowded and its also suitable for trail running if you feel like going for a run.

Look for these Paradise Falls signs. At this point you are less than a quarter mile from the falls. 

There are also couple of water fountains on the trail. One of them is at the end of the trail from where you can see the waterfalls. This is a good place to give your doggy friend something to drink as there is plenty of shade.

Enjoy the 30 ft waterfalls, you deserve it. There is water pretty much all throughout the year. There is not wrong time to do this hike with your family.

If you feel like you want to spend some more time here, you can go back up the trail and make a right along the fence instead of continuing on the Paradise falls trail. If you are lucky you get to see some ducks having fun in the water.

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