Hiking Project Logo

gem icon Echo Cliffs and Balanced Rock [Suggest Edits]

4 votes
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Description

Echo Cliffs is a premier hiking and rock climbing spot in the Santa Monica Mountains. The cliffs along Carlisle Canyon are made of a red volcanic rock and act as a soundboard for all visitors. It's easy to hear climbers on the north side discussing their planned accent from the Mishe Mokwa Trail at the top of the south side. Similarly, the red hue is extra brilliant during the golden hours.

At the top of the cliffs along the trail is a diverse forest and on the south sits a precarious boulder that has managed to survive balanced on a stand through the ages, Balanced Rock. Access to the cliffs has been restricted at times because of erosion concerns and people endangering rare plants, so check with the park prior to planning your climbing trip.

Short Hike: Balanced Rock can be seen half a mile in on the Mishe Mokwa Trail or reached 1.5 miles on the trail via the Balanced Rock Spur Trail.

Gem Type: Geologic Feature

Shared by:
Dylan Payne

0 Comments

You & This Gem


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Share This Gem

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Nearby Gems

gem Favorite Clouds begin to fill the sky looking north from Sandstone Peak.

Sandstone Peak

(6) Casa Co…, CA

Nearby Trails

6.1 mi 9.8 km Sandstone Peak Loop
Intermediate
Thousand Oaks, CA
Intermediate
6.1 mi 9.8 km Thousand Oaks, CA
All Clear
Update
Dry
91 days ago
34 
5.5 mi 8.8 km Ray Miller at Pt. Mugu
Intermediate
Camarillo, CA
Intermediate
5.5 mi 8.8 km Camarillo, CA
All Clear
Update
43 days ago
17 
4.8 mi 7.7 km M.A.S.H Out-and-Back
Easy/Intermediate
Agoura, CA
Easy/Intermediate
4.8 mi 7.7 km Agoura, CA
All Clear
Update
Dry - Some overgrowth on singletrack otherwise clear
59 days ago
19 
1.2 mi 1.9 km Triunfo Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Thousand Oaks, CA
Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km Thousand Oaks, CA
Unknown
Update
1.2 mi 1.9 km Grotto Trail
Difficult
Casa Conejo, CA
Difficult
1.2 mi 1.9 km Casa Conejo, CA
Unknown
Update
2.1 mi 3.4 km Wildwood Canyon Trail
Easy
Casa Conejo, CA
Easy
2.1 mi 3.4 km Casa Conejo, CA
Unknown
Update
0.7 mi 1.1 km Triunfo Lookout Access Trail
Intermediate
Casa Conejo, CA
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Casa Conejo, CA
Unknown
Update
2.9 mi 4.7 km Solstice Canyon Loop
Intermediate
Malibu, CA
Intermediate
2.9 mi 4.7 km Malibu, CA
Unknown
Update
13 
4.1 mi 6.6 km Paradise Falls - Long Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Casa Conejo, CA
Easy/Intermediate
4.1 mi 6.6 km Casa Conejo, CA
Unknown
Update
13 
68.8 mi 110.7 km Backbone Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Camarillo, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
68.8 mi 110.7 km Camarillo, CA
All Clear
Update
58 days ago
Shared by Dylan Payne on Feb 18, 2018. All Page Views: 577. Last Month: 47.