Big Sycamore Canyon Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Malibu, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Deep wooded canyon, lovely 80 ft sycamores, mountain views, easy hikebike 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. You will need to two cars to pull this off, leaving one at the beach (the hikes end-point), and the other taking you back to the hikes starting point. 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.
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.
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.
It's a road...so pretty boring aside from the cool factor of hiking from Newbury Park to the beach.
Great workout! So much fun for mountain biking :)
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great hike! love all the different trails
It's a good place to ride lots of room road is wide just nice
ive done this hike numerous times starting from the pch side. normally we hike about 5 to 6 miles in and then hike back. might try parking a car at pch and then hike all the way from the top.