Anza Loop Trail to Calabash Canyon Loop Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Calabasas, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Very beautiful hilly area. The freeway noise is always in the background, but so are birds, deer, and coyotes at sunset which gives it a bit more wild feeling. There are several intersecting trails that we came across which are not indicated on AllTrails. We parked at the bottom of Calabasas Rd which is the trailhead to Anza Boreggo trail in the riparian area at the west of the turnaround. We walked uphill to the New Millennium trailhead. We continued at 1,300ft through the maintenance lot for the gated community, then eventually met las Virgenes trail, right, then headed right onto Anza Boreggo, through the riparian area and back out at the trailhead to the car.
A bit muddy in spots today, otherwise great trail conditions. No crowds. We made 1 wrong turn and ended up hiking 14 miles. Challenging
This trail was quite beautiful. At the start of the trail, you have an option to go left or right. If you go right it is a moderate hike and you are mainly climbing up the entire way. If you go left you miss 80% of that and it makes the hike fairly easy despite the length. I recommend going to the right, it is much more fun. There is a sweet bridge you go over and a couple changes in scenery. A ridiculous amount of tumbleweeds cluttered this trail though, and I saw a few mtbs. Give yourself plenty of time to do this hike as well, I was out there till well after sunset and I found out that California has stinging nettles. ..bummer. oh! This trail also is covered in white sage so it smells amazing and is a good place to go to gather for smudge sticks!