trail running



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no dogs

Point Mugu State Park, located 15 miles south of Oxnard on Highway One in the Santa Monica Mountains, features five miles of ocean shoreline, with rocky bluffs, sandy beaches, sand dunes, rugged hills and uplands, two major river canyons and wide grassy valleys dotted with sycamores, oaks and a few native walnuts. There are more than 70 miles of hiking trails. The beach also features swimming, body surfing and surf fishing. The park includes the jagged pinnacles of the Boney Mountains State Wilderness Area. The Day Use Annual Pass is accepted at this park.

Love the trail thought it was a beautiful walk very nice hike

9 days ago

We took the kids on this hike. My 8 year old made it ok but my five year old had to be carried. Was a beautiful hike and we had a great family outing.

Had a lot of fun. Went past the end of the grotto trail until we were completely off trail. Ended up finding a sign that said "Boundary Line" of the state park. Made it back just before night fall. The actual two small caves were great places to visit. 10/10 would hike again.

on Mugu Peak Trail

18 days ago

21 days ago

Love this trail.

1 month ago

DUDE Love this hike. Phenomenal views, somehow gets better and better the higher you go.
I love that it's quick and gets your heart rate up. I used to see firemen run up with their packs to train.

Almost near the top there's a fork in the trail.
If you go left it stays steep and you'll get there pretty fast

If you go right the trial stays pretty flat and gradually goes up, but it will take you 3x the time, maybe add another 30-45min

Overall this hikes a gem

1 month ago

Beautiful views, easy trail yet turns and landscape keep it engaging and rewarding. Great for kids, too!

1 month ago

Great views and the ocean breezes make this hike a must. Attack the first hill with gusto and you're home free to enjoy the rest of hike with ease.

There's a sign at the entrance of the trail (posted January of 2015) that says a 1.14 mile section of this hike has been deemed "too dangerous" and has been closed. I ended up taking another trail. I couldn't tell how this would affect the loop.

2 months ago

2 months ago

It is rated as moderate and it is fairly short but straight up for the first mile with an elevation gain of over 1200 feet. the view is outstanding and if you have weaker hikers with you then do not go left at the fork at the top. stay right. it is a little longer but a milder uphill.

Great place, amazing view

Is a nice trail, great view!

2 months ago

Checked this trail head out today. Trail head is clearly marked No Dogs! Not a good sign to see when you have a dog in the back seat, ready to hike.