Calabasas Peak hike Calabasas Peak Motorway Trail Santa Monica Mountains Trail
Calabasas Peak offers panoramic views of the Santa Monica Mountains, Red Rock Canyon Park, and a sliver of the Pacific Ocean. To the north, the peak looks down on the city of Calabasas and a wide stretch of the San Fernando Valley. The 3.6-mile round trip hike to Calabasas Peak travels an easy-to-follow fire road. There is 900 feet of elevation gain along the way, but that effort is rewarded... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
Stunt High Trail to Saddle Peak Santa Monica Mountains Saddle Peak Hike Stunt High Road
Stunt High Trail begins with a gentle walk along Cold Creek, and then ascends through meadows and chaparral up the northern slope of Saddle Peak to offer great views of the Santa Monica Mountains. Stunt High Trail ends at a road, 2.17 miles from the start, which is a rather anti-climactic high point. From there, pick up the Backbone Trail and hike to the top of Saddle Peak, the sixth... Read more.
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Tagged with · Backbone Trail · Free Trails · Malibu · Summits · Wildflowers · Dog-Friendly Trails · Santa Monica Mountains
Distance: 8.2 miles · Elevation change: 1675 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 12, 2018
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, leave the main trailhead parking area and begin... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: July 2, 2021
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 in the outdoors. ... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: May 28, 2019
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: May 28, 2019
Zuma Canyon hike Malibu Zuma Canyon Ocean View Trail Canyon View Trail loop Santa Monica Mountains California
The appeal of Ocean View and Canyon View Trails is self-evident. Both offer fine views of the Pacific Ocean and Zuma Canyon. Located on the opposite side of Zuma Canyon as Zuma Ridge Trail, Ocean View and Canyon View Trails combine to form a 3.1-mile loop with 750 feet of elevation gain. Woolsey Fire Update: Zuma Canyon is closed following the November 2018 Woolsey Fire. Check the NPS... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
Zuma Ridge Trail Malibu Los Angeles Santa Monica Mountains
Zuma Ridge Trail (also known as Zuma Ridge Motorway) is a wide dirt service road that weaves northwest up the ridge west of Zuma Canyon. The hike starts at the base of the flood plane, but quickly leaves the shrubby canyon for grassy mountain slopes. The views improve as the trail climbs, offering several great lookouts over Zuma Beach, Point Dune, Malibu High School, and the ocean beyond. ... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
Zuma Canyon Narrows Zuma Ridge Loop Hike Malibu Santa Monica Mountains
This demanding 8-mile loop includes two miles off-trail, trekking through a lush untamed canyon. Begin the loop on Zuma Canyon Trail. The sandy single track traverses a brushy open space, crossing and following a stony creek bed. After 1.4 miles, Zuma Canyon narrows and the trail dissolves. The true challenge begins! Woolsey Fire Update: Zuma Canyon is closed following the November 2018... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
Zuma Canyon Trail Malibu Hike Santa Monica Mountains
This 2.8-mile hike leaves a coastal Malibu neighborhood to explore rustic Zuma Canyon. The sandy single track shoots north through a brushy open space, crossing and following a stony creek bed. Sporadic oaks and sycamores become more concentrated as the mouth of the canyon closes. Enjoy the increasing shade and lush canyon views. The easy trail climbs only 115 feet and has no steep sections. ... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
Solstice Canyon hike Malibu Solstice Canyon Trail Solstice Canyon Park Santa Monica Mountains
Solstice Canyon offers an easy no-fuss walk alongside a flowing creek in a wide canyon. The big attraction on this 2.6-mile round trip hike is a small waterfall next to interesting ruins. Solstice Canyon is a great venue for a picnic and a stroll. The wide trail is so level it can be walked in flip-flops, making this one of the most family-friendly hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains. ... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 10, 2019

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