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Escondido Falls Professional Review and Guide
"Escondido Falls is a 200-foot multi-tiered cataract deep within the Escondido Canyon Natural Area. The upper cascade can be spotted during the hike, but the trail ends at the base of the lower falls in a box canyon. The falls tumbles 50 feet into a shallow pool, cascading off limestone cliffs into a mossy fern grotto. The hike to the falls begins on a winding, paved residential road due to trail access problems. In less than a mile, a footpath descends into the forested canyon. In the shade of oaks, willows, and sycamores, the canyon trail follows a year-round creek to the waterfall."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes on the California Southern Coast (Day Hike Books).
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