Mugu Peak Trail

MODERATE 61 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 1118 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
12 days 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.

12 days ago

Great place, amazing view

20 days ago

22 days ago

Awesome view!!! Good workout!!!

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

trail running
1 month 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
2 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

2 months ago

Well worth the effort for the sites at the top!

2 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
2 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!

2 months ago

super intense but worth it! the views are amazing

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nothing like starting a trail straight up, but enough switchbacks to catch your breath. Many nice people encouraging a 60+ year old to get to the flag. Worked hard, but achievable if you take your time. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous. Bring plenty of water. Weather definitely cooler at the top!

3 months ago

Amazing!!! It was a little foggy which was good value it would have been toooooo hot!!!!!

3 months ago

Whomever rated this trail as easy is just plain crazy. However, this explains why I run across so many people that are just dying on it and getting upset with the person that brought them to it!

With that being said it is a great, challenging uphill hike for the first mile. If you go over the peak and take the back way down it is very enjoyable with great views of the ocean. Just make sure you watch the trail and go to the right or else you will end up in Sycamore Canyon and your car will be very far away. Also, last part of trail is steep going back to your car and can be hard on your knees. After all, what goes up must come down.

3 months ago