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Calabasas Peak Trail is a 3.7 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.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 964 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Kid friendly Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest Views
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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.

Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy (310) 589-3200

From the 101 Freeway in Calabasas, exit on Las Virgines Road and head south for 3 miles to Mulholland Highway. Turn left and continue 4 miles to Stunt Road. Turn right and drive one mile to the pullout on the right. Cross stunt road and walk a hundred feet down hill to a unpaved fire road with a gate. This is the trail head.

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C K
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HikingNo shade

Good uphill trail with views of Calabasas and surrounding mountains, but lots of sun if you go midday. Next time we will go early morning.

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Kendall Covington
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Nice wide trail. Steep at parts. Morning was nice with some shade, would have been hotter starting any later

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David schrage
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Barba Mundial
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HikingGreat!

Great incline - short, but you gain a lot of altitude quickly. Hike up to the peak gets a little slippery, but otherwise very moderate. There are also three "peaks" to choose from - one is Calabasas, which also has a note locker - another with some cool rock formations, and one with an abandoned bunker. Take the time to look at all three!

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Bill Brown
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HikingNo shade

Good climb, invigorating but not exhausting. A little slippery so watch your step.

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Andraya Olander
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Plenty of parking. No bathroom. Lots of shade on the way up if you go early. The views from the top are very pretty. I won’t do it again, bc it was pretty boring, but it was a nice quick hike.

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Dakota Orme
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Matthew Alexander
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Great shade early morning. The loop at the top is a bit steep - helps to have polls.

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Emma Sullivan
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Hot! Good views and not too long. Bring water.

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Jonathan Rodgers
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E Roberts
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Tiffany H.
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Julie Ann D
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HikingNo shade

I truly enjoyed the incline of this hike!!! My connection was in and out and ended up not being able to record my hike accurately but this was amazing.

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Tian Pan
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Jon Berry
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Zac Titus
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Sabrina E
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Eric Schumacher
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Mike Masak
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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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Sabrina E
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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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Austin Ashcraft
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My dog had so much fun climbing the rocks that are to the side of the trail :)

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J.J. Vaughn
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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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Pia Eerikainen
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HikingNo shadeOff trailScramble

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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Mi Pas
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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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Caitlin McGinn
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Shelby Thibodeaux
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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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Caitlin O'Brien
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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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