La Jolla Valley Loop (CLOSED)

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La Jolla Valley Loop (CLOSED) is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Malibu, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1158 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

no dogs

Badly overgrown, bring a machete. La Jolla Canyon trail is closed due to storm damage so you can't even do the first 1.1 miles of this hike. You would have to access it from the Mugu Peak Trailhead instead.

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2 months ago

Badly overgrown, bring a machete. La Jolla Canyon trail is closed due to storm damage so you can't even do the first 1.1 miles of this hike. You would have to access it from the Mugu Peak Trailhead instead.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

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Sunday, April 05, 2015

The first 1.25 miles of the trail are closed, as of Jan. 2015. You can still use the 2.7 mile Ray Miller trail, which connects to the Overlook Trail that runs parallel to sycamore canyon trail. Elevation gets up to about 1200 feet. Beautiful views from the top. I kept going about another 2.5 miles north on the Overlook Trail to some water tanks, and could see some joggers down in La Jolla Canyon to the left... Not sure if the used the closed trail or got there another way.
Ray Miller trail is pretty popular - lots of hikers and joggers, as it's a steady climb, not super steep.

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Saturday, June 07, 2014

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Started out at the La Jolla Canyon Trailhead, parking for free on PCH on a nice december afternoon. Planned to hike out the canyon trail then take the left side of the loop trail for a 9mi loop with 2000' of vertical (per my Garmin 450t) as a fast afternoon hike/jog. The canyon trail was amazing with some very steep switchbacks and some cool rocks to be found along the way. After exiting the canyon, the winds picked up, making for a very chilly run on the plateau. Most of this area was burned in the recent Springs Fire but it is starting to grow back with evidence of new wild roses and everyone's favorite poison oak budding. Overall it was a nice afternoon hike/run :)

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

My first time during this hike. The trails were easy to follow and you can make the hike as long as you want. The views of the ocean were great. After the hike, you can have lunch on the beach. One of my best hikes so far.