Cistern Trail Lookout Trail Crags Road Malibu Creek State Park Hike Cage Creek Trail MASH set Century Lake Malibu Hike
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 provide quick access to many of Malibu Creek's major hiking destinations. A number of possible hikes begin from Cistern Trail. A short loop to Century Lake is 2.25... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: December 22, 2018
Lost Cabin Trail Malibu Creek State Park California Hiking Trail
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 behind the Goat... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: December 22, 2018
MASH television set Malibu Creek State Park hike
Far from the Hollywood Sign 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 experience for... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 23, 2020
Talepop Loop Hike Malibu Creek State Park Talepop Loop Trail North Grassland Trail Las Virgenes Valley Liberty Canyon Trail Las Virgenes Canyon Trail
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 Santa Monica... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: December 22, 2018
South Grassland Trail Hike to Rock Pool in Malibu Creek State Park Crags Road lollipop loop Mulholland Highway hike 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 adds about 0.9 miles to those hikes. By entering on Grassland Trail, visitors also avoid driving into... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: December 22, 2018
Upper Solstice Canyon Trail Malibu Castro Crest from Corral Canyon Road through Upper Solstice Canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains
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... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
Castro Crest from Latigo Canyon Road Malibu hike Castro Crest Backbone Trail Santa Monica Mountains
Castro Crest is located 1.4 miles from Latigo Canyon Road up a pleasant section of the Backbone Trail. The crest offers excellent views over Malibu's Santa Monica Mountains, with the option to continue another half-mile up Castro Peak. The summit may not be reached however, as it is privately owned and extremely closed to the public. Another popular extension is to continue on the Backbone... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: June 2, 2017
Corral Canyon Loop Hike Santa Monica Mountains Malibu Los Angeles trail Pacific Ocean views coral canyon
The 1,000-acre Corral Canyon Park protects a span of the Santa Monica Mountains between Dan Blocker Beach and Malibu Creek State Park. This is the only canyon on the Los Angeles County side of the range that remains undeveloped from the ridge top down to PCH, allowing the 2.5-mile loop through the park to plunge hikers in to a world of natural scenery and vegetation. Corral Canyon Loop... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 11, 2019
Topanga Lookout Hike Malibu easy trail Topanga Tower Santa Monica Mountains
At a saddle in the Santa Monica Mountains 2,375 feet above the Pacific Ocean and 3 miles from the coast, the Backbone Trail crosses Stunt Road, creating a high trailhead for nearby destinations. Topanga Lookout, the former site of a fire tower, stands above Red Rock Canyon Park and continues to offer fine views of the Santa Monica Mountains, Calabasas, and the Santa Susana Mountains. This... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Lookout Towers · Malibu · Topanga · Topanga Canyon · Dog-Friendly Trails · Santa Monica Mountains
Distance: 2 miles · Elevation change: 160 feet
By: Published: Last updated: June 5, 2017
Saddle Peak Hike Malibu California Ocean View Trail
At a saddle in the Santa Monica Mountains 2,375 feet above the Pacific Ocean and three miles from the coast, the Backbone Trail crosses Stunt Road, creating a high trailhead for nearby destinations like Saddle Peak. The 2-mile round trip hike to the summit climbs just 450 feet but offers fantastic views of Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains. A spring bloom of gazanias (invasive) along... Read more.
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Tagged with · Backbone Trail · Free Trails · Malibu · Ocean Views · Summits · Santa Monica Mountains
Distance: 2 miles · Elevation change: 450 feet
By: Published: Last updated: June 5, 2017

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