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Santa Paula Canyon Falls / Punch Bowls

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Address: Santa Paula, CA
Phone Number: 805-646-4348

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Did this trek with a friend from Los Angeles who was up for the day. The scenery was lovely but the trail was a disaster. It had washed away in some places and was overgrown in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
CarmichaelVentura
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California
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Santa Paula, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This is a 3h back and forth hike to a secluded waterfall dripping in a bowl of water, which is the favorite place for local heroes to jump and injure their necks and backs. Alternatively, you can dip in. The hike starts at the St. Thomas Aquinas college, which has a glorious neobaroque church, which is a destination by itself.... More 

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California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Hard hike and dangerous to jump into the pool. There have been 7 or 8 people killed in the last 30 years. Numerous people that have had to be rescued from injuries. This is for young people that are dumb enough to think nothing will happen to them.

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Did this trek with a friend from Los Angeles who was up for the day. The scenery was lovely but the trail was a disaster. It had washed away in some places and was overgrown in others. Some local group needs to adopt!

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Camarillo, California
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156 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Too bad the graffiti spoils the waterfall. The Punch Bowl hike requires scrambling over boulders and the ability to keep track of the trail along with bush wracking to reach the fall. I can only imagine the efforts that people take to haul beer a d paint cans yet do not have the courage to haul out the debris from... More 

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Ventura, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Hike up the road through Thomas Aquinas College and follow the signs to the trail. Yes, do continue through the archway that marks the ranch. Watch out for the ranch's loose dogs, they'll bark and stand in the road. We yelled at them and waved our arms and they took off. Wear appropriate shoes because there are some rock scrambles... More 

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