trail running



mountain biking

nature trips

wild flowers



kid friendly

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.

This hike is beautiful. Reminded me of hikes in Hawaii. The trails were so great this time!!

2 days ago

I love this trail and all its beauty. Its moderate, bring water (or gum & chapstick) if doing the whole trail; the wind can really dry out your mouth.

13 days ago

15 days ago

Nice hike throughout the majority of the trail and since I'm a starter at these hikes, at the end it is a little challenging coming down the rock trail and descending down the rope. Overall, I would definitely do it again.

26 days ago

I loved this trail! went off the main trail and up the mountains, ended up right above PCH.. the sight is breathtaking, and some cyclists informed us, if you follow the mountain trail, it can take you to Newbury Park, 12 miles they said.. next time I may take that challenge ;-)

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28 days ago

Nice hike. Easy hike out to grotto. Mild climb back to trailhead. You will need to do some rock climbing to get to the grotto.

Did this hike for the 2nd time today, but this time starting from the Backbone Trailhead at Yerba Buena. I did the loop going counterclockwise and also made the trek up to Tri Peaks and included the small loop back around to the main trail. I did forget to start my recording of the track when I started so the first mile or so is missing. This area is the most interesting of all the trails in the Santa Monica mountains, offering up unique rock formations, ocean, valley, and mountain views, and if you go up to Tri Peaks you will also be able to see the Channel islands and the Oxnard area. It is not overly challenging if you go counterclockwise as the trail is more of a gradual incline. Total mileage was 8 miles with a little over 2,000 ft. of gain and took me about 3 1/2 hours to complete.

Really nice hike went through amazing views and adventure