The Circle X Ranch Grotto Falls is really a series of small waterfalls concealed by confined volcanic boulders, which give rise to the namesake ‘Grotto’.
Temescal Canyon Falls is a short seasonal waterfall that’s more of a water play spot or side attraction on a longer hike to coastal views in Pacific Palisades.
Newton Canyon Falls is a 25ft moss-fringed seasonal waterfall in the Santa Monica Mountains that we encountered after a short hike and scramble near Malibu.
Escondido Falls is a popular 200ft waterfall over at least 2 main drops accessed by a creek-crossing hike of 3.5-4 miles round-trip past residences in Malibu.
La Jolla Canyon Falls is a 15ft temporary waterfall in Pt Mugu State Park, which we’ve never really seen flow all the times we’ve done the 1.5-mile hike to it.
Sycamore Canyon Falls is a seasonal 50-75ft waterfall tumbling in Big Sycamore Canyon within Point Mugu State Park (part of the Santa Monica Mountains).
Solstice Canyon Falls (also called Roberts Ranch Falls) is a tiny 30ft waterfall in the coastal Santa Monica Mountains and is one of the easiest to visit.