Summary: This is a lovely hike along the banks of Indian Creek to Paradise Falls and beyond to a secluded picnic area called Skunk Hollow. From the parking lot, follow the fire road down hill, bearing right just before the bridge. Follow the road/trail along the edge of the creek until you come to the Paradise falls, then continue down stream on the fire road, crossing the stream 4 times and passing several oak shaded picnic areas. When you see the sign to Skunk Hollow, go towards Lizard rock for a few hundred feet for an easier stream crossing. At Skunk Hollow, take the Eagle Point trail to where it reconnects with the fire road upstream. Hike back to Paradise falls, then up the stairs to the fire road, following the fire road up hill to where you will see a junction with Moonridge trial. Bear right and you will be back to the parking lot.
Although this trail does lots of meandering, you really can't get lost if you just go down stream, then come back upstream.
Trailhead: From the Moorpark Freeway (23), exit on Avenida de Los Arboles and go west (a right turn if you are coming from Moorpark). Follow de Los Arboles until it ends at Big Sky Drive. Make a U-turn and the park entrance is on the right side of the road. Drive through the first parking lot and follow the dirt road for about 1 mile until it dead ends into the 2nd parking lot. (Lat:34.21685 Lon:-118.90676)
Trail Guides for Eagle Point Loop - Wildwood Park:
On The Trail - Malibu to Santa Barbara
by Cathy Philipp (Cathy Philipp Publishing)
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: Conejo Rec & Park District - 805-495-6471
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Jim Zuber, who has posted 104 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by FrDave on 9/21/2012
I hike this today in combination (first) with Lizard Rock trail from the Hill canyon Road access, then on to Lynnmere Trail creating about a 9.5 mile hike.... I like it, mostly shaded on the Eagle Point Portion
Reviewed by CSD on 11/9/2011
I have hiked this one three times with my 5 yr old and Dog. The hike down to Paradise falls and back is about perfect for my Son as he is pretty tired by the time we get back to our vehicle. Lots of people at falls on a Saturday, hot, Sept afternoon, with 4 diving off falls, which is prohibited. Water is supposed to be dirty so don't know if they got sick afterwards. I noticed Rangers in park all three times so I would advise keeping your Dog on a leash. Also saw two rattlesnake tracks on fire road so they are there although I didn't see a snake. Nice local hike as it is only 13 minutes away for me. The park gets a lot of traffic.
Reviewed by kjl on 2/2/2010
the park is again open. However, a local hiker familiar with these trails drowned here during the recent heavy rains, so be careful. R.I.P. Matthew Chidgey
Reviewed by kjl on 2/1/2010
we do this hike often, one of our favorites! However, the recent rains has caused park closure, taped off with strict enforcement... we were told it was "TREACHEROUS". Anyway, it is closed until further notice so i would check before doing a drive. If you do drive there, you can hike at nearby Satwiwa/Sycamore Falls hike off of Wendy/Lynn Road.
Reviewed by Marissa on 10/18/2009
This was a great hike. The waterfall was very nice and we also stopped at the "Indian cave" along the way and would highly recommend that brief detour. There are lots of other trails in the park if you want to take a shorter or longer route. There are lots of picnic tables in the area, it would be a nice place to have lunch.
Reviewed by Kim on 2/10/2008
Me and my friend walked from CLU to Wildwood Park and we really liked the trails and they were marked pretty good. We actually found a trail that went over the mountain and took us right back to the campus. We really liked this fun hike, it only took about 2.5 hours.
Reviewed by J.D. Funari on 1/12/2007
Forgot to print out the above trail directions so took a different route that missed the falls but had a few nice views. Showed up a bit too late in the afternoon to fully explore so will return at a later date. Was fairly crowded with many families and dog walkers.
Reviewed by Monica on 9/26/2006
It was a great hike. I went with my boyfriend but saw many families with dogs. For it being September, it was green and there was still a substantial amount of water in the streams. Bring your mosquito repellent though!
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