|awe Mr. Roarke, Tatoo!!!|
|Fantasy Island waterfall|
Remember the opening scene of the TV show ‘Fantasy Island’ where the plane swoops through thick lush island foliage and right before Tattoo say’s his infamous line “the plane, the plane” – the plane passes right by a glorious and massive waterfall. I think that’s when I fell in love with nature and Hawaii. Did you know you can see a beautiful waterfall here in LA?
No Joke, it’s called Escondido Falls in Malibu and it is a GREAT hike. My hiking partner and I started our hike early as I don’t like to expose myself to too much sun and definitely not without any sunblock on! We had to hike on pavement through mansion type homes to finally get on the rustic hiking trail but once on it, it was so worth the wait.
To get to the next one, oh boy was that fun!! I had to climb a steep little hill where the use of hands were a must. And to my adventure seeking surprise - there was a rope to help you up another incline which when I hiked it, it was slippery and muddy…cool!!
|up hill using rope|
At last, a tall cascading waterfall falling into a pool so serene and clear you just want to jump right in and swim in it. There are big trees and tree roots you can sit on. Some hikers even brought picnics. It’s definitely a place you want to chill at for at least 20 minutes taking in the beauty and snapping tons of pictures. It is so picturesque.
|fall #2 pool|
|Fall #2 Top potion (see the people?)|
And I was told by other hikers that it’s not “as cool” as the first two. Sooo, I was happy stopping my journey at fall #2 and viewing fall #3 from afar.
|Thumbs up on this hike!|