Cliff jumping should be at the top of everyone’s summer to-do list. If you’re working, it’s the perfect adrenaline rush to remind you that life is so much more than being confined in an office (but don’t go quit your job afterwards). Bored and restless? This is the perfect cure. Regardless of who you are and what you are doing, the feeling of throwing yourself off a cliff on a blazing hot day will set you free.
To aid in the process, the top five cliff-jumping spots in southern California are listed below. Plan a trip and get excited. But don’t get reckless and stupid. Make sure that water levels are not too low and bring a pair of sneakers that you don’t mind getting wet. A lot of people keep their shoes on for the jump because their feet sometimes end up touching the bottom of the pool (something I learned from visiting #2 on the following list).
#5 MATILIJA FALLS
Height: 15 to 50 feet
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#4 HERMIT FALLS
Upper pool height: 10 – 30 feet
Lower pool height: 40 feet
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#3 AZTEC FALLS
Height: 15 – 60 feet
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#2 MALIBU CREEK ROCK POOLS
Height: 20 – 70 feet
Note: the rock on the left is around a 20 foot jump. On the right hand side, the highest jump is 70 feet, but be careful as it may require a running start or leap forward, not just a step off the cliff. This is because there is a rock at the bottom that must be avoided. The 60 foot jump can be done without much of a leap outwards.
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#1 TAR CREEK FALLS
Height: 70+ feet
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