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!

hiking

no dogs

views

trail running

wild flowers

wildlife

bird watching

nature trips

walking

beach

mountain biking

horseback riding

kid friendly

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.

hiking
muddy
6 hours ago

So much fun! Well maintained and beautiful views!

hiking
off trail
private property
1 day ago

hiking
no shade
4 days ago

I enjoyed this hike. Nonstop wildflower and ocean views were spectacular. The elevation gain is gradual so it does not feel like you are climbing over 1,000 feet. It could be quite warm during the summer, but partly fogged in while we were on the trail. The only downside is the destination is just a fire road so not an exciting destination. I followed the trail exactly as shown on the AllTrails app and it showed that the hike was 5.7 miles long out and back.

hiking
5 days ago

Took a few side trails in order to make it a little linger and a tad more scenic. Trail starts out steep. I’ll definitely do it again.

hiking
6 days ago

This is definitely a moderate hike with the 1st mile being steep uphill. At the top of the 1st climb there is a flat area to rest before taking on the 2nd steep climb portion to the top. My wife and I have hiked this trail 3 times and each time we have come away with some mosquito bites. I have seen many families hiking this trail and some women wearing dress sandals. This trail is definitely not appropriate for non hiking footwear. Wear tennis shoes at a minimum!

hiking
6 days ago

fully immersive up the canyon often with arms above head to aid one's progress, stunning tho. I attempted the serrano valley loop from the north west corner but the trail is mostly invisible and progress difficult and disorientating so gave up after 1/2 mile. but the main trail all in all very satisfying. not for the unintrepid with the spring growth

hiking
bugs
no shade
over grown
rocky
9 days ago

unreal, came on an overcast day in the upper 60s so it was perfect super varied flowers and terrain/paths and viewz. Lots of butterflies and bees bathing in flowers behind the peak. Really overgrown in sections back there- bordering on unsafe. Come prepared if you’re heading down that way with appropriate footwear and pants to cover your ankles. Not many places to stop and clean out your boots/socks from all the prickly sticky bits you’ll be wading through and you’ll be wishing u we’re back on the incline for a place to repair. will probably need to use a brush to pick out all of them from the instep/footbed. So don’t go here ok? ;) and if you’re spooked at all or believe in the illusion of control or safety then definitely don’t go that way because it could potentially cause mayhem for others if you can’t handle it. But if u think fear is fun and suffering leads to joy them come check it out

Beautiful wildflowers in bloom and lovely ocean view 75% of the time! 10/10

Really beautiful. Went Serrano to sycamore direction. Serrano is vastly overgrown at this time

Pretty flat and laid back hike to the beach, with the exception of the last stretch on the return. It is about 16 miles, and I can’t stress enough, wear good shoes. I developed blisters on the bottoms of both feet, not fun. This area has many different trails and is pretty popular with the mountain bikers. Definitely come earlier in the day to avoid the heat (best time is Spring), bring water, and watch for snakes. Only downside, no dogs allowed ☹️ Something unusual though, I spotted lots of wild parakeets about 3 miles in from the campground. Never seen anything like them in the wild. Pretty green birds, and very loud. Makes you feel like you’re in another part of the world.

Beautiful!!! So many flowers! A must hike

hiking
21 days ago

Great trail! Very steep and better to go right at the loop trail head on the way up and left is steeper.

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
22 days ago

hiking
no shade
23 days ago

Great trail for the family. We went when it was overcast and lots of wildflowers. There is no shade so plan to go early or wear hats. Unless its overcast then you're fine. Beautiful views!

horseback riding
no shade
24 days ago

Best for hiking, few steep steps for horses. Lovely views.

Beautiful view for the sea!

hiking
no shade
over grown
28 days ago

Great start to our 4/20 - the hills still covered in greens and yellows. I would highly recommend this trail, but it’s just not very good. No shade for 90% of it, it’s mostly a wide fire road and there is A LOT of poison oak! It’s only along the river/canyon section of Sycamore just after the first turnoff...but there is a lot, it’s growing right on the trail and it goes for 2 miles.

Loved this trail, especially the first half when you hike the right side of the loop. We had two teenagers with us, and they loved to cross the stream, which happened maybe 20 times. It’s an easy hike really, it’s a little steep sometimes but not strenuous. The landscape is gorgeous. However the second half of the loop is a little boring. After a big slope downwards it’s just a flat, large trail, with quite a few bikers. You could start by taking the loop by the left hand side (but then there’s this quite strenuous trail uphill), and keep the most scenic part of the loop for the end.

hiking
over grown
29 days ago

Great trail .. unfortunately no dogs, took my dog anyway made it tot he top and just my luck 2 cops/ rangers were at the top and said I couldn’t have dog as per the sign at the beginning of the trail.. they just advised they would follow me down to ensure I took dog down. Other than that great trail.. went back the following Saturday without dog and took the valley loop trial .. total hike 4.7 miles. Lots of over grown brush, wild flowers and great views.

mountain biking
scramble
29 days ago

I attended a beginner Mountain Bike course today put on by the SB REI store. Two great instructor/guides Cale and Aaron who led us up the fire road onto an amazing single track trail. Coyote and Two Fixes, followed by Sin Nombre. It was SO MUCH FUN! Even though a bit of a drive from Sherman Oaks it’s well worth it for me. To smell the ocean and see the beautiful flowers in the canyon. Quite a few talkative wild parrots flying around as well.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

great hike. lot of wildflowers. mustard, coreopsis and at least 2 other yellow ones. Lupine and a few other blue ones. We saw a few poppies too. lots of other flowers everywhere. In about a week there should be a whole lot of white flowers all over the hillside.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Still blooming, but only for another week. Such a pretty hike! Stunning views and not crazy crowded. Somebody said they saw a rattlesnake, but I didn’t. Beginner hikers would be fine (it’s pretty easy, but full sun), moderate hikers can still get a workout.

hiking
1 month ago

Good work outs

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

I hiked the extended loop through La Jolla Valley. Parts were pretty overgrown, but no chance of loosing the trail. Really challenging initial climb up through the canyon about 900 feet. Wrapping around the backside of the peaks easy going. Beautiful views of the ocean and islands once you make the turn and are heading back. I elected not to hike to Mugu Peak... saw the flag at a distance. Great hike !

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

We did on horses, several spots we had to get off to cross creek, got poison oak, the open valleys were breath takingly beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Steep but worth it if you make the top.

The trail is technically closed from a rock slide caused by rain (see photos) but the loop is a fantastic trail with mountain and sea views.

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