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love this hike

I guess it was alright? wouldn't mind going again.

A beautiful and easy hike. May come here again and again. It’s such a pleasure to have a walk up the hills and enjoy the views.

Trail closed 01/13/19.

Good workout...great hills. Best to wait a bit after it rains...very sticky

This is a nice hike but there sure was a lot of people hiking that day!!

fun easy trail

The burnt trees still remains, Dripping Cave trail closed. Winter time is good for me to hike this area because of the cool weather.

Add strands beach walk first and its longer and morevocean

Pretty scenic route did the entire Santa Monica Boardwalk, Venice's Boardwalk, and the Venice canals. Overall a great round trip.

Nice and calm route. there were some nice rock formations. i saw a bird.

Amazing view of sunset

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike going through west trail, and east trail. Also, good for jogging, and running.

Time your trip well if you plan to go to the pools

Easy relaxing

Quite the walk to get to beach

Love love Laguna

I had a great time on this trail with my daughter. I'm 64 with bad knees and I am a novice. I was more than 60 when we did a easy hike in Malibu that was hard for me. This time I used Montem trekking poles and it made all the difference! The balance the poles provided also gave me much more confidence.

The trail is pretty. It is not flat and there are a few very rocky places. There is a gradual uphill over the first 1.5 miles. The last half mile or so was steep for me and very rocky. I did get to the end of the trail. My daughter did go through the Red Rock to the top. This is beyond the official end of the trail. Of course that is only the first half! Going back that last half mile is now a steep (at least to me) downhill but with the poles for balance it was doable. We did it including a couple of short breaks in about 3 hours.

Things to consider: today and last few weeks have been dry. There were only 2 creeks with an inch of water. However there are numerous areas where there are creek beds. After a big rain this might not be so much fun. There are signs about mountain lions. Historically there have been incidents. Today all we saw were hikers and bikers and all were very friendly.

Getting to the Parking Lot Google or Waze the Ralph's on Portola Pkwy. The trail lot is literally attached to the Ralph's parking lot. Only$3 and it takes credit cards.

We took a scenic route quite by accident because Google seemed to be honing in on the end of the trail.

I might just take my husband and do it again!

Best view of LA

watch out for the mountain bikers. There are a lot of them. Other than that, take the left steep incline for a better workout experience!

Very short and easy, and up to your choice to do dirt path back and forth, or a combo of dirt path + paved road. The only “hard part” was the big steps (giant wood slats insert into the dirt), it was kind of steep but if you take your time it would be fine, and that part was short anyway.

Many people and a lot of dogs of all kinds came with their master/walker. The dog show was the highlight and it’s rather entertaining than working out.

18.12.29

Nice and easy trail. Many activities you can do.

Great app! Easy to use.

With 2 dogs, this is a beautiful flat stroll, you can make it more challenging by going left/south on the trail. Amazing views, not crowded at all which is hard to find anywhere with views:) highly recommend. Park on street, walk up the entrance and enjoy!

so great for a sun rise and dog

hiking
25 days ago

Pretty views of the city, but extremely dry most of the year

Saw a few commons...

Costa Hummingbird
Turkey Vulture
Red-Tailed Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Scrub Jay
California Towhee
Yellow Rumped Warbler
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Flicker
American Crow
Lots of Acorn Woodpeckers

New to me was the Hutton’s Vireo

hiking
26 days ago

I'm gonna disagree with whoever wrote the trail description. Wearing road running shoes will not give you the traction you need on the steeper sections. Trail surface is heavily compacted from heavy usage. My road running shoes were not giving me enough traction. Trail running shoes or light hikers will do a lot better. I got lucky and found an open parking space at the upper end of Fuller Ave. Made my day

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