Hiking in Malibu Creek State Park

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Malibu Creek
Malibu Creek
Malibu Creek State Park, California, United States
 
Moderate: 7.9 miles, Half day
Some of the highlights along Malibu Creek, in central Malibu Creek State Park.

Malibu Creek State Park is a sprawling 10,000 acre park that protects 25-mile long Malibu Creek, the largest watershed in the Santa Monica Mountains. The creek itself is somewhat unusual in that it has cut a path through hard volcanic rock instead of the softer sedimentary rocks north of the Goat Buttes, which makes for some spectacular scenery during...
Bulldog Road / Castro Crest
Bulldog Road / Castro Crest
Malibu Creek State Park, California, United States
 
Moderate: 7.6 miles, Half day
Rock scrambling and a great workout hike in the southwestern part of Malibu Creek State Park / Castro Crest.

Malibu Creek State Park sits in 10,000 acres of rugged terrain near the Malibu coast, protecting flowing creeks, man-made lakes, historic structures, and prominent cliffs. This route explores the southern and western areas of the park, far away from the creek that gives it its name. The landscape here is similar to other areas of the Santa Monica...
Solstice Canyon
Solstice Canyon
Malibu, California, United States
 
Moderate: 5.9 miles, 1-3 hours
A moderate hike to a ruined mansion in the Santa Monica Mountains, complete with waterfall!

This is an incredibly picturesque, mostly shaded canyon hike in the Santa Monica Mountains. The Solstice Canyon Trail is a popular, well-maintained route with some spur-trail opportunities for more adventurous travelers. Some of the highlights include the oldest still-standing stone building in Malibu, a small waterfall and creek, and several ruins...
Cheeseboro (or Cheesebro) 1 hr. Wildlife Trek - Great for kids!
Cheeseboro (or Cheesebro) 1 hr. Wildlife Trek - Great for kids!
Agoura Hills, California, United States
 
Easy: 2.0 miles, 1 hour or less
...and its FREE! The 2 mile loop takes you along wildlife trails at Cheseboro Canyon, just north of the 101 Freeway.

Cheeseboro (or Cheseboro or Chesebro) Park is one of the many National Park Sites within the SMMNRA (Santa Monica Nationa Recreation area) and is very popular with visitors due to its relatively level terrain. And it's great for kids and families! This guide is a one hour (two mile) hike, relatively flat, and has a great deal of wildlife all of...
Saddle Peak - Santa Monica Mountains
Saddle Peak - Santa Monica Mountains
Monte Nido, California, United States
 
Moderate: 4.2 miles, 1-3 hours
Great views all around! The LA basin, the San Fernando Valley, the ocean!

Saddle peak is the second highest in the Santa Monica mountains, after Sandstone peak. After a moderately difficult climb, you will reach the peak where you would enjoy great views of the LA basing and the surroundings. There are several ways to do this hike. The first time I went to Saddle Peak, I did a 10 mile hike where I started on the Topanga...
Modelo Trail Nag Loop
Modelo Trail Nag Loop
Agoura Hills, California, United States
Easy: 3.9 miles, 1 hour or less
A quick fix cardio workout!

The beauty of the 'Nag Loop' is that the trail itself is well defined and signposted so it's either a great intro for people starting to think about hiking as a pastime or for more experienced hikers needing to work on cardio but have limited time (although the trail isn't at all demanding, power walking this loop is a great workout for any level hiker). Who...
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Solstice Canyon
by modernhiker on Sep 03, 2007
Malibu Hills, California, United States
Hiking | 5.9 miles
A shaded canyon hike to the ruins of a burned-down mansion. Full write up at Modern Hiker.
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Malibu Creek State Park
by greynlds on Sep 04, 2010
Calabasas, California, United States
Hiking | 6.5 miles
This hike is different than the other versions seen on Every Trail--it goes into the canyon, and allows a bunch of bouldering and climbing of rocks.  If you are an inexperienced hiker, or not used to edging around rocks (and climbing them), this hike may not be for you.  I did it the last two weekends, and it was fun (pictures included from both trips).  For me however, this is one of...
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Cold Creek Preserve - Big Loop
by LocalHiker on Feb 19, 2009
Topanga Park, California, United States
Hiking | 8.2 miles
Hiking With DeanThe Cold Creek Preserve protects the headwaters of Cold Creek, one of the few year-round streams in the Santa Monica Mountains. The extravagant lushness of the riparian vegetation growing in Cold Creek Canyon Preserve today is astonishing. In spite of the 1993 Malibu fire that burned virtually everything to a crisp, the gully-washing rains from the 1998 El Nino with its floods and mudslides, and recent earthquakes, the preserve has...
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Malibu Creek State Park
by relfrank007 on Apr 24, 2010
Monte Nido, California, United States
Hiking | 5.5 miles
Went for a hike in Malibu Creek Park to go find the area where they shot M*A*S*H.
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Castro Crest to Mesa Pk - Malibu
by dscottprod on Jan 20, 2013
Malibu Mar Vista, California, United States
Hiking | 6.4 miles
This hike has it all. Spectacular ocean and mountain views, fantastic rock formations, optional rock scrambling, caves, and a rock "dream circle". Lots of variety on this winding undulating trail mostly along ridgeline in the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu, CA.Take Pacific Coast Highway to Corral Canyon Rd and drive up as far as you can go. Turns into a dirt road for the last several hundred feet just before the trailhead...
Escondido Falls Photo
Escondido Falls Photo
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Escondido falls
by rodi01 on Nov 07, 2009
Paradise Cove Mobile Home Park, California, United States
Hiking | 3.1 miles
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In Search of the Mendenhall Oak
by LocalHiker on Feb 05, 2009
Monte Nido, California, United States
Hiking | 7.6 miles
Until the fire of October 9, 1982 (in Malibu Creek State Park), the Mendenhall Oak was a magnificent spreading live oak tree. Reportedly 700 years old, it was already ancient when the Spanish expeditions first came. When stagecoaches ran between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles it provided a shady rest stop on the line. Although the tree burned and collapsed in 1982, new growth and regeneration should provide us a clue to...
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Talepop
by Ben Batchelor on Dec 10, 2011
Brents Junction, California, United States
Hiking | 4.1 miles
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Escondido Falls - following the creek
by xtybass on Oct 08, 2012
Malibu, California, United States
Hiking | 4.2 miles
make sure to continue past the first set of falls, to the large falls at the top
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Saddle Peak, with dogs.
by Ben Batchelor on Dec 04, 2011
Calabasas, California, United States
Hiking | 3.6 miles
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Solstice Canyon
by fishmark on Jan 29, 2011
El Nido, California, United States
Hiking | 7.9 miles
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Mesa Peak - Malibu
by dscottprod on Sep 28, 2013
Malibu, California, United States
Hiking | 7.3 miles
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Ocean View/Canyon View Trails Loop
by morales1320 on Jan 04, 2011
Point Dume Mobile Home Park, California, United States
Hiking | 3.7 miles
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Castro Crest via Malibu Creak state park
by justinzh on Feb 08, 2014
Hiking | 12.7 miles