Newton Falls Zuma Ridge Loop Trail is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Malibu, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
VERY long trail and 1part hard to find because it veers off into a mountainside, OFF the official trail. That part is very hard to see. I ran into a couple of other hikers that didn't have gps or a trail map on their phone....they got lost :/ Beautiful views, but be warned...it's a long trail and this route scales a mountain on a hard to see path for a third of the trail.
Working Counter clock wise, this is a great trail with lots of different terrains, Nice shady single track for most but a Long steady climb on a fire road and a Huge Climb with many switchbacks. The view up top is One of the many highlights along with a great creek that always seems to have water and lots of great falls and Boulders..... from there about .25 up the Trail you take a left t to continue the loop and it is kind of hard to spot..... you are only 2 miles from the trail head but its the hardest part of the hike . IMPORTANT when starting this new trail it will be vital you wear Long pants it is Narrow, rocky and bushy with the switchbacks that climb fast for over 1000+ feet It is quite a Unique trail in the Santa Monicas and well worth it.