Calabasas Peak Trail is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Calabasas, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,223 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

closed

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. This pleasant hike gives you a good aerobic workout, with a moderate but steady uphill trek for a little less than 2 miles to the summit of Calabasas Peak. The views along the way are wonderful. This pleasant hike gives you a good aerobic workout, with a moderate but steady uphill trek for a little less than 2 miles to the summit of Calabasas Peak. The views along the way are wonderful. As the hike starts, off to the left are grand vistas of the Santa Monica mountains across a lovely small valley. Over the crest, Red Rock Canyon comes into view on the right. As you ascend to the peak, along the right are spectacular tilted and pocketed sandstone formations set against the beautiful green mountains. Along the way, there are a number of interesting rock formations that you can scramble out on (carefully) for some great views. A very enjoyable hike.

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bugs
23 days ago

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2 months ago

Very beautiful hike. Parking is a bit tough and weak cell signal so I couldn’t track my hike but very nice paths.

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no shade
2 months ago

This was a really nice trail because we had just gotten some rain a couple of days ago, so it was nice and green, with some pretty flowers. It is an easy to moderate hike for someone who is somewhat fit. A couple of harder inclines, the rest is a smooth incline. There are ocean views, city, views, and some nice views of the mountains. Nice rocks. It was a really nice day out today in March, but I can see it being really hot during the summer. I recommend.

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2 months ago

My dog had so much fun climbing the rocks that are to the side of the trail :)

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3 months ago

Great views. Fun and challenging out-and-back route to the top of Calabasas Peak. The trail is a wide fire road that is exposed to the sun all the way, so bring a hat, shades and sunscreen. Several free-roaming dogs. Sure wish dog owners would leash their pets.

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no shade
off trail
scramble
3 months ago

Such a nice trail! Only came across 3 people the whole time. It’s by no means a rugged trail, as the path is quite wide, and the incline is very gradual, but the views are breathtaking and right before the end these is a bunch of awesome rocks to scramble on. The perfect picnic spot. For lack of a better word it’s very Zen. Easy, safe and just really really pleasant. Will definitely come back.

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rocky
4 months ago

One of my favorite hikes. Tons of gems as you hike. Stones in every color. When reaching the top there is a point to claim the rock wall to get the icing on your cake to see One of the best views.

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rocky
4 months ago

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no shade
4 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike, beautiful views and cool rock formations. I couldn’t out where the “turn around” loop is at the end of the trail. After reaching the summit, I walked further down and did not find it so I just turned around and walked back the way I came.

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4 months ago

Nice trail. Good incline up which was enjoyable. Mine only read at 4 miles but I did the entire trail. Not secluded enough for me. Too many roads and homes to view. But still it was a nice distance and enjoyable.

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4 months ago

Nice steady incline. Great views and very serene. We got there I'd morning and left around 1130am and there were not a ton of people, so it was easy to enjoy nature. On this clear winter day you could see the snow peaked mountains at the very top. Challenging enough to break a sweat.

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4 months ago

Beautiful views on a cloudless day!

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muddy
5 months ago

Kind of crowded on Christmas Day. Little muddy because it recently rained. Great views

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bugs
5 months ago

Really enjoyable hike! Perfect for a cloudy day since there is NO coverage on this trail. Lots of options to extend the hike if you so wish. A good workout but nothing too intense. Beautiful views the entire time and technically very easy. Highly recommend!

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6 months ago

Actually more like 4 miles. The map has a repeat section at the end.

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bugs
no shade
7 months ago

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no shade
7 months ago

Almost no shade! I don't recommend the trail if it's sunny and you have a dog; mine did not have a great time. A nice trail for humans and a good workout!

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8 months ago

Beautiful day with scenic views and amazing clouds. Definitely recommend for a cool breezy day. No shade, but there is a log book at the top.

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8 months ago

Nice steady uphill, not too strenuous. Recommend early morning to get some shade on the wide switchbacks, well maintained. The trailhead is on the opposite side of the road from the parking area.

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no shade
9 months ago

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no shade
10 months ago

pretty exposed the entire time.

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11 months ago

Came at 8:30am on a Sunday, lot at red rock canyon had one other car in it. When I left around 11 nearly all the spaces were filled. Glad I came early! Trail was great, temperatures never broke 60. Would not recommend this trail on a warm day, there’s no shade. Peaks were in the clouds.

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Thu Apr 11 2019

Super dog friendly, came midday on a Thursday and only saw 2 other hikers the entire time. Make sure to get to the very top and bag that peak!

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no shade
Sun Feb 24 2019

Not a bad, quick day hike. Easy for experienced hikers and moderate for those not conditioned. Very exposed to the sun, so prepare appropriately. Views good, but there are better in the area. No fire damage.

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muddy
Thu Jan 31 2019

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Thu Dec 27 2018

Nice, easy, trail. Good views, dog friendly. Unaffected by the wildfires.

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Fri Dec 07 2018

Consistent, moderate incline to peak. Went at sunset after two days of rain-was clear and beautiful. Great 360 views at peak plus a lockbox with a notebook where you can jot something down. Out and back is just about 4 miles. You’ll crack a sweat, but not too strenuous.

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