Explore the most popular horseback riding trails in Point Mugu 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.

Nice views and ocean breezes, lots of bees and active hives though, its a shame it burned up...

1 month ago

The hike up from main Sycamore trail is heavily overgrown until you get out of the creek bed. Then it opens up. Did the entire Serrano loop back to Sycamore, then about three miles down the main trail to the campground.
Lots of spider webs across the trail on the way back down. Over 90 degrees up there today

Es un Lugar hermoso y divertido nosotros subimos por el camino incorrecto y esta muy peligroso por que subimos la Montaña y esta todo muy resbaloso gracias a dios todas llegamos bien es mejor empezar por chumas y empezar por la Jolla y salir a Reymiller

mountain biking
3 months ago

Fast fire road. Nothing special, but has access to many other MTB and hiking trails. Excellent for beginner riders and hikers. When starting from the Potrero side, you'll have a couple hundred foot climb at the end.

Beautiful and fun

Loop is closed. Assuming walk-in campground is part of closure too? I looked all over for it. Took Ray Miller 2.7 mile trail to the fire road. Never found LaJolla walk-in camp.

Nice trail for mountain biking and hiking in the summer. Shady, but watch for snakes. Best route is to go toward Newbury Park from PCH. Dogs not allowed.

on Sycamore Canyon

5 months ago

Photos included here are NOT of this trail - this out and back trail does not include views of the ocean, those were taken from the overlook trail that is beside this trail. This is an ocean-level walk through the canyon, which looks nice but is not scenic. I don’t recommend this trail so much for hikers or runners, it is primarily mountain bikers, and there are a lot of them. Really just a long flat walk. I would skip it and opt for the hills around you.

mountain biking
5 months ago

My husband and I bike have always loved biking through here, we now take our son in a single bike trailer and it’s great! The picnic area in the beginning is gone now unfortunately, but there is another bench much farther in off the main trail

trail running
6 months ago

Started this on the opposite end at the Sycamore Canyon trailhead off the PCH. Beautiful canyon run on a fire access road. However a few miles in the dirt road turns to asphalt for the rest of the trail (or if you’re going along the route described it’d start asphalt then switch to dirt.

Big Sycamore Canyon: completed a 15.2 mile hike at 951ft, along with the Rancho Sierra Vista, Fireline Trail, and Guadalasco Trail, etc. Easy inclines: a good day hike for beginners. Great for building endurance. Nice and cool weather, at 74 degrees, in January 2018. Be mindful of mt. bikers, please. No dogs. A power bar(s) & 1.5L of water would be fine.

Love this trail, easy day hike.


11 months ago

I loved hiking with my friend today on this trail, not bored at all ,time just flew bye ! ,it's our third time in the last couple years we've done this trail ,we started at 8:30 in the morning so we wouldn't have the heat on us and it was perfect ,we were done at 11 with a cool breeze through the Canyon the whole hike. I don't know where the 15 miles comes from it's more like 8 1/2 miles from the parking lot where the bathrooms are in Newbury Park to the parking lot at the entrance of Sycamore Canyon.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Very boring. Just a flat dirt road, nothing to see. Mainly made for mountain bikers.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Had a lot of fun hiking this trail. It was a total of 15.52 miles from the car and back. Very easy just sometimes it got a little boring with the same views (the reason for 4 stars instead of 5) but overall I would hike again if I was looking to burn a lot of calories with a more easier hike (we burned 2715 in calories)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

La Jolla Canyon trail closed on the left section of the hike from the trailhead due to storm damage.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Badly overgrown, bring a machete. La Jolla Canyon trail is closed due to storm damage so you can't even do the first 1.1 miles of this hike. You would have to access it from the Mugu Peak Trailhead instead.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

to overgrown with brush, need trail maintenance.

Hiked 2 times with Veterans and volunteers. Beautiful scenery. Nice resting areas with shade.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Section of trail closed!
The "Hidden Pond Trail" is the southern leg of the route and is posted "No bikes". Once you get to the pond, where the views are spectacular, there is no access to northbound leg just east of the pond; there is a barbed wire fence running the length of any possible access.
We doubled back and basically made it an out-and-back route. When we got to where the intersection with the north leg meets the main trail I looked harder for it than on the way up. I wasn't really looking for it earlier, but now it was difficult to find. There is an old sign post at what appears to be an old trailhead, but there is no signage on it.
It's worth the trek and it's still 8+ miles out and back, but know that the loop has been closed off.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Pulled up with my excited pup only to be greeted by the sign "NO DOGS ON TRAILS"

Monday, April 10, 2017

La Jolla Canyon falls still has a small flow and is beautiful to see after all the drought. Be aware that getting up the falls will require some Class 4 climbing skills and you will need to know how to rappel with proper gear if doing this route counter clockwise.


Hiked up the canyon to the waterfall which has been washed out. Climbed up the side of the waterfall with a rope that someone had secured. Wasn't too difficult. Then finished the loop. Keep in mind if you are hiking counterclockwise because your have to scale the 25 ft section on the way down.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Good uphill climb, followed by a steady trail running loop

Thursday, March 09, 2017

NOT DOG-FRIENDLY! So apparently, the beginning of the trail is but once the parks change jurisdiction into Sycamore Canyon, dogs are no longer invited.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

I loved this trail! went off the main trail and up the mountains, ended up right above PCH.. the sight is breathtaking, and some cyclists informed us, if you follow the mountain trail, it can take you to Newbury Park, 12 miles they said.. next time I may take that challenge ;-)

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Love it ;) hiking To see more look me up on snapchat

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Really nice hike went through amazing views and adventure

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