Paramount Ranch Western Town Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area film set hiking trails Agoura Hills California Paramount Ranch Hollywood filming location outdoor studio
Located in Agoura Hills, California near Malibu Creek State Park, Paramount Ranch served as a Hollywood filming location and outdoor studio for Paramount Pictures. This cinematic history of the ranch is now preserved by the National Park Service as part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The park's main attraction and most interesting facet is... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 19, 2014
Lake Vista Trail Malibu Creek State Park scenic vista point view over Malibu Lake and Sugarloaf Peak Cistern Trail
The scenic vista point at the top of Lake View Trail provides a beautiful view overlooking Malibu Lake and the surrounding mountains. The network of trails through Malibu Creek State Park offer several routes to the overlook, including a 4.1-mile out and back trek beginning from a nearby trailhead on Mulholland Highway. Beginning on Cistern Trail, there is 350 feet of... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
While relatively short, Cistern Trail and Lookout Trail offer some of the very best views of Malibu Creek State Park.  By entering the park at the middle of Crags Road (the main trail across the park), these less-used trails offer quick access to many of Malibu Creek’s major hiking destinations.  Cistern Trail is just a quarter mile from end to end, meeting the middle of the 0.9-mile-long Lookout Trail.  Cistern Trail and the east half of Lookout Trail are immensely scenic, overlooking the Goat Buttes on their descent to Crags Road.  The west end of Lookout Trail crosses through a mixture of grasslands and chaparral to a junction with Cage Creek Trail, which descends a quarter mile to Crags Road.  The west end of Lookout Trail also joins Yearling Trail, which continues west and connects to Lake Vista Trail (overlooking Malibu Lake).  There are a number of possible hikes beginning from Cistern Trail.  The short loop to Century Lake is 1.75 miles long, while a hike to the MASH site is 3.6 miles round trip with 400 feet of elevation loss.
While relatively short, Cistern Trail and Lookout Trail offer some of the very best views of Malibu Creek State Park. By entering the park at the middle of Crags Road (the main trail across the park), these less-used trails offer quick access to many of Malibu Creek's major hiking destinations. Cistern Trail is just a quarter mile from end to end, meeting the middle of... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 19, 2014
Lost Cabin Trail is a 0.75-mile long dead-end single track departing from Crags Road near the location where the MASH television show was filmed.  The trail ends in a mountain canyon at an empty plot where a cabin once stood.  Though there is no longer evidence of the cabin's existence, the trek still immerses hikers in a remote section of Malibu Creek State Park behind the Goat Buttes.  While the views are not so sensational as to attract a lot of hikers, Lost Cabin Trail provides a pleasant 1.5-mile extension to the MASH site hike for those looking to get a bit more from their visit to the park.
Lost Cabin Trail is a 0.75-mile long dead-end single track departing from Crags Road near the location where the MASH television show was filmed. The trail ends in a mountain canyon at an empty plot where a cabin once stood. Though there is no longer evidence of the cabin's existence, the trek still offers hikers immersion into a remote section of Malibu Creek State Park... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: April 27, 2014
MASH television set Malibu Creek State Park hike
Far from the Kodak Theater and the Walk of Fame, Malibu Creek State Park holds its own bit of Hollywood history. The exterior set for the long-running television show M*A*S*H was filmed in a Korea-resembling corner of park. While the medic tents have been removed, the location is still recognizable, and Malibu Creek State Park has gone above and beyond to create a rich... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 22, 2014
This scenic 4.75-mile lollypop loop with 500 feet of elevation gain incorporates North Grassland Trail, Liberty Canyon Trail, Las Virgenes Canyon Trail, and Talepop Trail to great an exceptional hike at the north end of Malibu Creek State Park
Talepop Loop explores the north end of Malibu Creek State Park through a region long inhabited by Chumash Indians who had a village here named Talepop. Hikers today are exposed to signs of modern humanity like ranches and electric lines, but despite being suspiciously close to two major roadways, Talepop Trail escapes the man-made world to explore a beautiful patch of the... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 20, 2014
For a pleasant 3-mile hike through Malibu Creek State Park with just 175 feet of elevation gain, consider this lollypop loop to Rock Pool beginning from the Grassland Trailhead.
South Grassland Trail enters Malibu Creek State Park from Mulholland Highway, providing a scenic stroll over rolling hills. The trail ends at Crags Road, the major hiking artery through the park. If you are familiar with hiking out of the main parking lot, starting on the Grassland Trail will add about 0.8 miles to your hike. By entering on Grassland Trail, you also... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 19, 2014
Between Corral Canyon Road and Castro Crest, the Backbone Trail passes though a remote segment of the Santa Monica Mountains know as Upper Solstice Canyon.  While it is possible to feel quite removed at the bottom of this trail, the high ridges on both ends provide such sweeping views as to immediately restore your sense of place.  From Corral Canyon Road to Castro Crest is 5.5 miles round trip with 525 feet of elevation between the low and high points of the trail.  Beyond Castro Crest, one can trek another half mile up Newton Road toward the top of Castro Peak, or continue along the Backbone Trail toward Latigo Canyon Road and beyond.
Between Corral Canyon Road and Castro Crest, the Backbone Trail passes though a remote segment of the Santa Monica Mountains know as Upper Solstice Canyon. While it is possible to feel quite removed at the bottom of this trail, the high ridges on both ends provide such sweeping views as to immediately restore your sense of place. From Corral Canyon Road to Castro Crest... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 19, 2014
Malibu Creek State Park Rock Pool Century Lake gorge off trail hike cliff jumping
Between Rock Pool and Century Lake in Malibu Creek State Park lies a large C-shaped gorge that can be traversed by experienced hikers who are willing to get wet and engage in a bit of rock climbing. Dangerous conditions may occur and this hike is not recommended for most hikers. Your safety is your responsibility.To get to Rock Pool, begin hiking west on Crags Road,... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 22, 2014
Malibu Creek State Park Campground Malibu Creek Camp California State Park
Malibu Creek State Park is a popular destination for campers and hikers who want to experience the beauty of Malibu's mountains and canyons. The 7,000-acre park boasts a good amount of trails, including the popular hike to the former set of MASH. Located just 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Malibu Creek State Park offers a quick getaway for residents eager for a night... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: December 4, 2014

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