trail running


wild flowers

no dogs


mountain biking

nature trips



kid friendly

Point Mugu State Park, located 15 miles south of Oxnard on Highway One in the Santa Monica Mountains, features five miles of ocean shoreline, with rocky bluffs, sandy beaches, sand dunes, rugged hills and uplands, two major river canyons and wide grassy valleys dotted with sycamores, oaks and a few native walnuts. There are more than 70 miles of hiking trails. The beach also features swimming, body surfing and surf fishing. The park includes the jagged pinnacles of the Boney Mountains State Wilderness Area. The Day Use Annual Pass is accepted at this park.


The ascent trail to the summit from the north side of the peak is not in very good shape. It is very steep with no switch-backs. Much steeper than the initial ascent from the road. The other side of the loop is much better. Great views. Absolutely no shade.

Awesome training ascent with the best sunset views! Not as crowded as Chumash Trail!

8 days ago

9 days ago

Good hike. The only reason I'd rate this as a moderate is for the initial steep ascent but other than that a very nice and easy going trail. Nice views of the ocean side and views of the plains on the other side. Once your at the top it would be a great trial to run. No shade but it's a short hike so shouldn't be much of a problem. Also plenty of wind at top

Perfect for the heart rate climber friendly people and nice company

As a newish hiker, this moderate trail felt pretty hard, especially at the start. But if you survive the first half mile, it does get a lot easier (relatively) and the views are worth the effort.

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