Mugu Peak Trail

MODERATE 67 reviews
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Mugu Peak Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Malibu, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.9 miles 1294 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

no dogs

8 days ago

hiking
12 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.

20 days ago

hiking
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

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

2 months ago

Great place, amazing view

3 months ago

3 months ago

Awesome view!!! Good workout!!!

3 months ago

Be prepared for lots of uphill! But very worth the hike. Gorgeous view on top! Great workout!

hiking
3 months ago

Short, sweet and SUPER steep, at least in the beginning it's like a 25% grade. Be ready for that. Nice views.

hiking
3 months ago

The first mile is an absolute grind, but the rest of the trail makes it worth trucking through it.

trail running
3 months ago

This is my go-to trail when I need a great workout that involves steep elevation, great views and a rewarding downhill challenge.
The hills and trail are still recovering from fire a few years back, careless traffic has widened the trail past its borders in many spots, but the ocean views and ruggedness keep me coming back.

hiking
4 months ago

Lovely and dramatic scenic vistas with a cooling breeze off the ocean that you will be grateful for as you scramble and clamber up this steep incline. Take you r time, pace yourself and take the less steep fork to the right as you reach the loop section. Unless you are REALLY fit, with solid footwear and sure footed, take that same fork back down. The other side of the loop is treacherously steep and not for the faint of heart. While this climb is rated "moderate', there are definitely difficult sections, but the views are spectacular. Some scattered wild flowers created welcome pauses along the way. Do not consider this climb without water. We clocked this at well more than 2.9 miles

Great place To enjoy your weekend, i love Nature

4 months ago

Well worth the effort for the sites at the top!

4 months ago

Difficult trail for me being out of shape but I did it. Definitely need a hiking footwear when doing this trail. Steep hike on the first mile so it's as challenging climbing up as well as going down. Hard on the knees too when going down so if you have a hiking stick definitely use it here. If you don't I suggest getting one specially if it's your first time and a little older like me. Appreciate the nice breeze coming from the ocean because there is no shade, none, nada, zilch. A sun hat will help or something to cover your head. Love the view all through the hike. Definitely will do it again and again.

hiking
5 months ago

It's a great place for wanting to lose weight and gain muscle!! the view is so great and you can take pictures when you reach the flag! loved the hike but very tiring , bring LOTS of water!

5 months ago

super intense but worth it! the views are amazing