Explore the most popular Wildlife trails in Malibu Creek State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
5 days ago

very good starter hike, not to much elevation gain, wide trails to avoid any animals, and nice even surface. stroller friendly and has shade for 3rd of the hike.

hiking
bridge out
no shade
11 days ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
15 days ago

Stay to the left the lake trail is a waste unless you’re just looking to get into the rock pool. The real work out is on the century lake trail it loops but you can really get your heart pumping! We looped it and came back to the cool off in the water at rock pool

VERY hot on the day we went, definitely could have used a little more water on the way back up. (All downhill to start so the end is a good trek up, otherwise pretty flat for big chunks) Water is pretty stagnant at this point but a lovely loop with some nice views and varied terrain. We didn’t go in the water but probably would at another point when it’s moving more. Very busy section, too many people to feel like a real hike.

Did this counter clockwise with start and end in the Malibu creek state park parking lot. It was about 85 degrees when we left. Not much shade through the trail except for some patches the last 3ish miles on the descent. Bring your water and sunblock! Great views throughout! Completed in 6:10. I didn't find the overgrown parts or the water crossings to be too bad. September 5 2019

hiking
over grown
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

There’s street parking off Mulholland Dr. Or pay by the hour or $12 all day. There’s a lot of shade. The bridge to the MASH site is accessible. The water that people jump is is about 4-5ft. I saw a lot of people jumping off the rocks. I took my 7yr old. I’d come back.

Super easy path to walk and run on. Once you get deeper into the lake path (as opposed to the pool path), a portion of the path becomes sandy...almost like running on a beach. I tool the trail up to Reagan Ranch expecting to see at least one building but like all the trails in this park, I found out they just dead end into nothing. That said, it is a good easy workout for trail runners. Just be aware there are a lot of people that come to this park especially to the rock pool with their kids. Also, it costs $3.00 an hour or $12.00 per day to park inside. If you can find parking outside the park and don’t mind walking a bit, I’d recommend doing that.

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Fun easy hike, not much of an incline at all. Shaded along the way. Bridge was washed out but easily found another path across

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
no shade
over grown
1 month ago

Great trail with very rewarding panoramic views. It is on the more easy side of the labeled ‘hard’ difficulty as far as physical capability. Trail was pretty overgrown for about 3 miles and some spots here and there for the rest of the way. Patchy shade more so about 4 miles in, otherwise plan on being in full sun. Would do again!

hiking
bugs
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
bridge out
bugs
no shade
1 month ago

This was tough hike for me. Over 90° and had to ration my water. good climb definitely a bit challenging.

on Malibu Lake Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Really really nice trail

Best to go very early in the season. The water flow is stagnant at this time.

This hike is nice but somewhat heavily trafficked. The hike is a short walk into a shaded pool with large rocks, hence the name rock pool. Once you reach the pool, there is typically a pretty large crowd camped out on the rocks with towels, food, etc. It is hard to find a quiet place if that’s what you are searching for. If you can find a spot for yourself, it’s a beautiful view between the mountains with small wildlife and lots of plants and trees for shade. Overall it was a nice, short hike with plenty of beautiful nature to enjoy

Poorly maintained,gets worse the further in you go,abandon the idea

hiking
bridge out
no shade
off trail
2 months ago

Easy hike, but offers very little shade. I would suggest you do this hike before 9am in the summer time.

some of the trails are closed. but was a nice easy trail for me and my 7yr old

Great view and cozy but no shade.!!

hiking
2 months ago

Parking is $3 an hour or $12 per day if you go where google maps leads you. Overall an ok hike. First part is busy with lots of people with towels, ice boxes and speakers, barely any shade, more a walk than hike, and cute views. 2nd part is quieter, soooome incline, no shade, 3rd part is through the forest, lots of shade. The lake is cute but the ending kinda meh...we ended up walking to the damn and then back to the lake where I could see myself just sitting with a good book. It was a nice walk, but it sure does deserve the "easy" grade and I bet it was gorgeous when everything was greeeen.

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