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Best Trails near Malibu, California

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on Corral Canyon Loop Trail
3 days ago

hiking

Fun hike but not very challenging.. Easy - great for beginners or families. There is a sea food restaurant at the bottom which had really good food and the beach was very accessible across the street. All in all, it was a good Saturday outing.

on Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sand...
3 days ago

hiking

Some great rock formations and scenery you just don't see out on the PCH until you drive into the mountains a bit. Fun little summit section, but also some boring dusty parts on the north part of the loop- expected SM mountain stuff.

on Point Dume Cove Trail
5 days ago

hiking

Easy trail, good views

on Mugu Peak Trail
6 days ago

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

on Mugu Peak Trail
6 days ago

hiking

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

on Mugu Peak Trail
6 days ago

hiking

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

on Zuma Loop Trail
9 days ago

hiking

I'm not trying to be a troll but there is an inaccuracy in the directions. If you're on Kanan-Dume Rd and turn right on PCH you'll be heading west not east. Could be confusing.

on Mugu Peak Trail
10 days ago

trail running

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.

on Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sand...
11 days ago

hiking

Beautiful.

on Mishe Mokwa Trail to Tri-...
14 days ago

Nice hike. Took a friend and went to the right. TriPeaks for a sandwich break then summited Sandstone/Mt. Allen twice. Friend said he would wait at steps. When I was halfway back down he had changed his mind. Total of about 9 miles. Lunch and beer at Neptune's Net was a bonus.

Why does the recording show 9 but the track shows 7 miles? Same thing last week in Ojai.

on Nicholas Flat Trail
14 days ago

Excellent trail

on Zuma Loop Trail
14 days ago

hiking

The trails out of this trailhead have one thing more prolific than most any other set of trails I've done ...horses. If you have children and they are enamored with horses bring them to Zuma Canyon. There is a local horseback outfitter that has a large trailer full of horses at the trailhead when I've recently hiked this on weekends as well as Friday.

on Backbone Trail to Sandsto...
14 days ago

hiking

This trail was amazing! It is a bit challenging at some point but not hard. I took my little brother with me and he made it to the top. Views are amazing! I'm not kidding, they're just breathtaking. Loved the notebook at the top, so cute. Honestly I just loved it, can't wait to go back.

on Escondido Falls Trail
20 days ago

There was no waterfall

on Zuma Loop Trail
20 days ago

hiking

Found the ocean view. On my previous visit I took the Rim Trail and it cuts off the loop before gaining the elevation needed to see the ocean, Not that good a view, I like coastline or islands and there definitely isn't coastline and it was too hazy to see any islands. There are some palm trees in one view...so that was nice. Much better views on other trails. Charmlee and Corral Canyon come immediately to mind. Other trails out of this trailhead probably have a view seeing that one is called Ocean View Trail.

on Grotto Trail
23 days ago

hiking

Very scenic trail for the area it's in. The drought dried up most of the water so there's not much left once you actually reach the grotto, but it was still an enjoyable hike.

on Grotto Trail
23 days ago

hiking