Big Sycamore Canyon Loop Trail

HARD 65 reviews
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Big Sycamore Canyon Loop Trail is a 10.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Malibu, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
10.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1364 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Newbury Park, CA: Take US 101 / Ventura Freeway to Lynn Road and head south. Lynn Road travels to the entrance. Several trailhead parking areas provide access to trails.

21 days ago

This is an easy to moderate hike, not hard. The most difficult aspect is it’s length: 10 miles. It’s mostly fire road and approx 3 miles are flat.

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3 months ago

One word- MOSQUITOS.
Of the large and biting variety. I am sure the hike would have been much more pleasant had we not been feasted upon heavily for 10 miles.
Bug Spray it up.

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4 months ago

first three miles very full. lots of bikers.

mountain biking
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6 months ago

Awesome moderate hike with spectacular ocean views. Lots of bikers heading fast around corners. We started off at the trail-head heading counter-clockwise, easier hike up the hill, it seems. We veered off the overlook trail and went down to the shore via more winding backbone, but it was worth the extra 2 miles. Walked along the PCH back to the parking lot. Lots of green plants this time of year. Weather was perfect, cloudy 65 degrees. Got cold quickly around 6pm. Overall, a great day spent hiking.

6 months ago