Nicholas Flat Trail Willow Creek Trail Ocean Vista Hike Malibu Leo Carrillo State Park Scenic Loop hike Santa Monica Mountains
At the west end of Malibu where Mulholland Highway meets PCH, you'll find Leo Carrillo State Park. Well known for its beaches and surfing, this park has offerings for hikers too, like the trek up Nicholas Flat Trail to an oak-wrapped grassland with a small pond, which is 7 miles round trip or more. For a shorter hike, combine the bottom of Nicholas Flat Trail with Willow Creek Trail, for a... Read more.
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Distance: 2.05 miles · Elevation change: 620 feet
By: Published: Last updated: April 23, 2017
Nicholas Flat Trail Hike Malibu Leo Carrillo State Park Nicholas Flat Natural Preserve Santa Monica Mountains California
Nicholas Flat Trail is a three-mile long 'ocean to mountains' trail beginning within Leo Carrillo State Park, just across PCH from a famous beach at the west end of Malibu. The single-track trail travels up a coastal ridge past two vista points (and lots of other ocean views) to reach Nicholas Flat, where grassy meadows are rimmed by oak trees. A small network of trails offer different... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 23, 2017
Malibu Springs Trail to Nicholas Flat Malibu California hike Santa Monica Mountains Leo Carrillo State Park Mulholland Highway hike to Nicholas Flat Natural Preserve
Near the west end of Mulholland Highway north of Leo Carrillo State Park, you will find an almost hidden trailhead for Malibu Springs Trail. This spring-loaded single track is faint and overgrown in areas, providing a sense of adventure as you take in fantastic views of the highest peaks Santa Monica Mountains. At the end of an arduous climb, you will drop down to Nicholas Flat in Nicholas... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 16, 2017
Leo Carrillo Beach State Park Campground Malibu beach camping
Leo Carrillo State Park boasts a large campground just across PCH from the park's 1.5 miles of beautiful waterfront. A path from the campground goes underneath PCH to allow easy access to the beach. Once there, campers can swim, surf, and walk along the shore, exploring numerous rock formations with sea caves and tide pools. The campground is made up of 135 sites, each with its own... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 16, 2018

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