Ocean View Trail and Canyon View Trail

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Ocean View Trail and Canyon View Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Malibu, California that features a waterfall 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.

4.2 miles 1122 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

beach

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

Rocky cascades, bedrock pools, rich geological formations, seasonal waterfalls This is a stunning adventure hike with swimming holes, rocky cascades, wonderful geologic formations and car-size boulders to negotiate around. This hike is at it loveliest after it rains, although also at its most challenging. The route follows the wooded flood plain near the coast, up through lower Zuma Canyon, bushwacking through the narrows, past the Edison fire road, eventually hitting a junction with Newton Canyon. The final half mile of the hike includes 3 seasonal waterfalls including the 40 ft Newton Falls and the lovely lower Zuma Falls (up a short side trail).

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4 months ago

Awesome hike, it was a very clear sunny day = hot, had dog he did great although he did consume two water bottles himself. iphone registered 4.2 miles and 43 flights of stairs.

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7 months ago

Awesome hike!

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8 months ago

wild, raw, undeveloped. only recommended for serious hikers. i felt like a spider terminator

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9 months ago

It was more rigorous than expected, but a great work out with views of the ocean and many wild flowers.

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9 months ago

Beautiful and scenic, the initial uphill is steady and steep but well worth the climb. The trail is very rutted and required us to walk on the sides. Despite that, I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a pleasant 2 hour hike.

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1 year ago

After the first rains of the new year the trails was hard to find and overgrown. We weren't able to find Newton falls but after being forced to turn back we made our way up ocean view trail, which was extremely muddy and hard to climb but offered gorgeous views of the surrounding hills all the way out to the ocean. Would totally recommend the trail up to ocean view if the trail wasn't as muddy.

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1 year ago

Trail is washed out and overgrown. Couldn't make it to the falls, turned around and headed to ocean view trail. Treacherous bush wacking as of now, would not recommend.

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1 year ago

Given it 3 stars only because right now unfortunately the river/stream is dried. Obviously with the CA drought this site is water ridden. It's pretty easy hike up until the waterfall (or the place where there should be a water fall.