SANTA YNES FALLS TRAIL, TOPANGA STATE PARK, CALIFORNIA
On this week’s hiking adventure, we were chasing waterfalls on the Santa Ynes Falls Trail. Since the Eaton Canyon Falls Hike, we have been obsessed with finding waterfalls in and around Los Angeles. And, now that we have had significant rainfall, it is the perfect time to get out there and do some exploring.
Starting from the trailhead in the Toping State Park in the Pacific Palisades, we hiked down the side of the mountain and into the canyon where the shady woodland trail became increasingly difficult to follow. There are only a couple of signs along the entire trail. At one point, we had to climb over fallen trees covering the creek bed and the trail to continue along the path.
Once we arrived at the small waterfall, we were excited to see a rope that allows you to clim up to the top of the rocks. With Kylie as my spotter, I hoped up to the rope and slowly made my way up to the top of the granite wall. From the top, you get a nice view of the creek leading into the waterfall head. And, it’s a good thing there was a little something extra because this particular waterfall left us feeling a little robbed. On to the next one!