Calabasas Peak Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately 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

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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no shade
10 days 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!

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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1 month 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
1 month ago

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no shade
3 months ago

pretty exposed the entire time.

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4 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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6 months ago

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
7 months ago

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
8 months ago

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9 months ago

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

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10 months ago

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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Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Keep an eye out for a geocache at the summit!

Thursday, July 05, 2018

The hike to the ridge was moderate. The views from the ridge are quite spectacular. I would do this again. It is good for a easy going climb and spectacular sunset and view of sandstone formations

walking
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Steady incline the entire trail until you get to the top.

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

I hiked this with my dog at sunrise and it was beautiful. Very quiet and scenic. The incline really isn't bad at all, especially if you are a regular hiker. The trail is well marked, but keep an eye out for the small trail that forks to the left to make it to the peak at the midway point. There are a few other trails that branch off of it, so there is plenty to explore if you want to tack on miles. Trail starts across the road from the small parking area.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Goos uphill trail to the summit then down through cold creek trail and back up! Did about 10 Miles combined.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

The trail is a good workout going up to the peak. We hung out on the rock outcropping just before reaching the official peak. Great place to enjoy the views and have a snack. The trail is all downhill back to the trailhead, so pretty easy going back.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Beautiful views. Early morning shade on large parts.

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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Easy service road hike, great views. will do again.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Nice, muddy and foggy today. Nice stroll up hill

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I've never been there

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Did it with my dog. Strenuous but great views. No shade so go on cooler day.

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Monday, September 05, 2016

Beautiful vistas for much of the hike. I would rate this trail as on the strenuous end of moderate. There are some very steep sections and the last bit is very steep. Take your time, drink some water and just enjoy the scenery.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Nice short steep and sweet hike. All service road until the very end, but a nice little jog if you are into that sort of thing. Did it early and it was nice and cool.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

My dog and I went on this hike just before sunrise and the fog was amazing. It filled the canyon, which made for some pretty awesome sights. The hike itself was not hard in the least bit, but good views for the entirety of it. Also, it wasn't loud at all, and I only saw one other person on the trail.. All I heard was the chirping of birds; granted, I was there pretty early. Anyway, I would recommend it, especially for a sunrise hike!

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Friday, April 01, 2016

Enough has been said about the Grade, its not that bad, its all fire road and too many houses around. Geologically its a fascinating trail and that fact makes it worth it. At the top for a snack all you hear is the 101 freeway constant roar, sirens, dogs barking and really kills any affect of escape.... not my cup of tea, but worth doing once. I put on a 25 pound pack and went down to Redrock canyon then back, then to the top, my Legs are sore so it was good.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

As hikers have stated, the uphill climb can be strenuous but the views from the summit are totally worth it. The wild flowers are blooming which adds to the beauty of the hike.

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Decent out and back trail, with several approaches to the summit, I started on Stunt Road. Happy I did this in January, as with many LA trails, not much shade. The final 2/3mile was a bit steep but short enough it isn't too tiring. Good views from the peak, however the actual drive up had some more spectacular ocean overlooks. Very few people on the trail which was great, and some fun rock formations to looks around off the side of the trail.

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Saturday, January 09, 2016

Good aerobic workout with a moderate but steady uphill is an understatement. The grade for the last mile to the summit averages 16%. That's steep. For short distances the grade is 20% or more. If you're in excellent condition the adjectives good and moderate may apply but I'd substitute strenuous and significant. The views, as stated, are wonderful...maybe even spectacular. I did the hike when the distant mountains were capped with snow. Go on a cool day, take it slow, enjoy the views, and most people in good condition can make the summit. Remember, it's not a race.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Great trail! My girlfriend and I start from Old Topanga when we hike here. It's pretty strenuous at times, but it's worth it when you get to Calabasas Peak. Look out for people riding horses, the trail is used by a trail riding facility.

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