Big Sycamore Canyon Trail

EASY 38 reviews

Big Sycamore Canyon Trail is a 15.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Malibu, California that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
15.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1128 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

no dogs

This is a great family outing along the sycamore shaded Big Sycamore Canyon. Starting from Satwiwa Cultural Center, the trail is all downhill to the ocean, ending at Sycamore campground in Pt Mugu State Park. As you head down into the canyon, you have a spectacular view of Old Boney Mountain. A number of spots along the trail have picnic benches and restrooms. The first 3 miles are paved, with the balance of the route on a relatively smooth dirt fire road. On a bike, you can almost coast all the way to the ocean! A great stopping point for lunch is at the Danielson Ranch group camp, about 3 miles into the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
2 months ago

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)

hiking
2 months ago

4 months ago

6 months ago

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

7 months ago

Great

7 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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7 months ago

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10 months ago

hiking
Friday, September 02, 2016

Will try again but didn't get past the first bend without a coyote standing in the middle of the trail staring at my 12 lb terrier mix like it was a snack.

hiking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016

hiking
Thursday, June 16, 2016

It's a road...so pretty boring aside from the cool factor of hiking from Newbury Park to the beach.

mountain biking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Great workout! So much fun for mountain biking :)

hiking
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

mountain biking
Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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hiking
Saturday, March 14, 2015

hiking
Monday, August 04, 2014