Looking for a great trail in Point Mugu State Park, California? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Point Mugu State Park ranging from 2.7 to 10.2 miles and from 13 to 3,054 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Point Mugu State Park in the Santa Monica Mountains is a great way to experience the west coast and the Pacific Ocean. The park features five miles of ocean shoreline, where you can find unforgettable hikes along wildflower dotted rocky bluffs, kick off your shoes on sandy beaches, run down sand dunes, and hike up river canyons and valleys. The park offers over 70 miles of hiking trails. There are also opportunities for swimming and body surfing. The Day Use Annual Pass is accepted at this park. Sycamore Cove & Mugu Beach parking lots open at 8am and close at sunset. Sycamore Canyon & Thornhill Broome campground gates open at 8am and close at 10pm. No entry after 10pm.

Definitely a burner. Bring extra water if its hot out. Overall very fun and lots of solid sights on the way.

hiking
no shade
4 days ago

I'm an off and on hiker. This hike is short but tough. Steep incline. I didn't encounter anything bothersome but some mosquitos. Make sure you to put sunblock and wear a hat.

hiking
no shade
7 days ago

Nice loop with a variety of terrain. Went counter-clockwise, easy fire road for beginning of the trail with the trickiest bit in the middle. Recommend taking the Fireline Trail on the way back, cuts off a bit of the distance and is a scenic hiker-only (no bikes!) narrow trail weaving down across the hill. Lots of unshaded area (about 95% no shade), so make sure to bring water and a hat.

trail running
7 days ago

This is a great spot. It’s like the setting on the treadmill for a mtn incline with switchbacks. You can go all the way back to guadalasca trail and wood canyon. Great ocean vistas. Watch out for snakes. Open trail.

hiking
7 days ago

It’s getting really overgrown the start thru the canyon bush. Bunch of stream crossings... Still a great hike. I’d go with someone. Otherwise you are looking over your shoulder with cougar scat abundant. Bring water unless you are good for 2.5 hours without it. Multiple options from there but you are on the fire road at first and after to return to parking. Also watch out for rattlers.

hiking
no shade
off trail
9 days ago

Definitely a must do! We went off trail and hiked up a separate mountain more towards the coastal side. Worth it for the views. Majority of it Not too difficult

hiking
10 days ago

Lovely walking in the clouds. I wish the trails can go higher so that we can see what it looks like above the clouds here. But anyway, it’s easy and great to enjoy. If you go in the morning seeing clouds and hike until the afternoon to see the entire sea, it would be amazing. I don’t think it’s a hard level hike but maybe for starters.

on Mugu Peak Trail

hiking
no shade
rocky
17 days ago

on Mugu Peak Trail

hiking
18 days ago

The initial steep climb, takes some work, but the views are well worth it.

hiking
no shade
18 days ago

Though only 1 mile or so to the peak, this trail goes at a continuously steep pace for much of the way. It’s a great trail to use as a training ground for any difficult hikes you plan to do. Just take breaks and stay hydrated as this trail is steady with no real shade...and be sure to enjoy the views as they can be pretty incredible on a clear day, with the ability to see many of the Channel Islands.

Weekday Trail Blazers. In & out...approx 6 miles. Overcast, warm, beautiful sights. Unobstructed views

hiking
26 days ago

This is a fairly easy trail. It follows Sycamore Canyon for about three miles until reaching a junction and then returns to the parking lot at Point Mugu State Park. The grade is very slight. The path is all fire road. There are a lot of mountain bikes and a moderate number of hikers. The canyon is well vegetated with a lot of flowers, Sycamore and oak trees. the canyon is protected from the ocean breezes so generally warmer then the beach campground near the trailhead.

hiking
rocky
28 days ago

hiking
no shade
over grown
1 month ago

I love this hike. Extremely steep to get to the top but once your there you have 3 choices. Left takes you to the hardest hill to get to the flag or you can take it all the way back and hike till you drop. Right takes you the easiest way to the flag. Either way you go it’s enjoyable and worth the time

hiking
1 month ago

a bit bushwacky on the backside

hiking
bugs
no shade
1 month ago

this was a great hike. it was in the 70s and breezy. any hotter and it would have been uncomfortable. did the loop clockwise so the climb was all on fire roads.

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

Trail was fun. Lots of wildflowers and trees. Quite overgrown

This trail is rated hard and I have to agree. Only for experienced hikers in good physical condition. I had my doubts at first, as the "shared" part of the trail was relatively easy, but once it turns up the hillside (unmarked junction, just a signpost with missing sign, Fossil Trail I think) it becomes very steep for a long way. I made the loop counterclockwise. Great views of the valley from the top. Another review stated views of the ocean? I'm assuming that person did not follow this exact trail as it doesn't face the ocean at all. As far as the trail itself, nothing particularity interesting. Most of the lower portion is currently overgrown with weeds and tall grass. If you want a heck of a workout though, this trail is for you.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

It was pretty hard for me. I have hiked this trail before, but I never finish it. Well, yesterday I finally did. I was with a friend so we did a lot of stopping to gossip and admire the beautiful views. I am really proud that I finished it. It took us two and a half hours. I, personally wouldn't do it again, cause I prefer biking. But I do suggest you do it. I am glad we went when it was overcast. Otherwise, I am certain I wouldn't have finished it.

Beautiful views uphill hike then downhill to big Sycamore Canyon Trail. It was a spectacular day but a bit warm there is no shade bring water. There is a picnic table if you hike up the trail. The ocean was so beautiful not too many birds but a few rattlesnakes and bicyclists. Overall very very nice. Park at Sycamore Canyon Campground $12 per day $11 if you’re a senior or three dollars an hour.

hiking
1 month ago

A beautiful trail for hiking. If you’re looking to trail run I would not recommend it. The incline is very steep.

A nice trail for running. There are a lot of mountain bikers but the trails are wide enough to allow passing. Option to keep going on fire road if you want to do more miles.

trail running
1 month ago

My favorite hike in all of Malibu. A great one for trail running, it’s a gradual incline. It also ends at a fire road so if you want to do more miles you can. Great views of the ocean.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Another nice hike. Can't seem to get enough.

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