Mugu Peak Trail

MODERATE 125 reviews
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Mugu Peak Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Malibu, California 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 1279 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
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hiking
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backpacking
1 month ago

Bitchin flag at the top. Only about a 1,200 foot elevation but steep incline! Like always, bring water!

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great hiking trail, I highly recommended a good pair of hiking shoe with traction and maybe hiking pole, and definitely a hydration pack to stay hydrated the hike is a challenge at times, but the view is definitely very rewarding.

hiking
1 month ago

Tough start but beautiful views. Today was clear so you could see all of the islands. There is an old ammo can at the base of the flag pole full of notebooks you can sign or just read comments from others. It was very windy though at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiking poles recommended
Shoes with traction recommended
Not great for running until after the initial ascent
Turn south (right turn if you enter from PCH) for a good ascent. However one way or another you are going to come down the steep vertical on the northwest side of Mugu Peak.
Stunning vista of La Jolla Valley when you crest the saddle south of the peak. Gets windy at the peak.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike that will kick your butt at the start.at the fork (the loop) go right for a longer easier route, or go left to get the the point real quick (but you also climb straight up the dirt. We took the longer route and enjoyed it, but a storm was coming in which blocked our views for the second half. Lots of rocks and prickly pear cactus with a few birds here and there. Will definitely do it again in the early spring!

2 months ago

hiking
3 months 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.

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hiking
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago