Malibu Springs Trail to Nicholas Flat Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews

Malibu Springs Trail to Nicholas Flat Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Malibu, California that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1883 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

walking

lake

river

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
5 days ago

The first 2-3 miles was most of the challenge of this trail. The trail from Mulholland ascents slow but steady to ~1800ft in that 2-3 mile span. That part of the trail is narrow and overgrown in many areas. If going in some sort of tennis shoe or trail running shoe, you might want to consider short gaiters and/or some kind of lightweight breathable pants as your shoes may get filled with plant/trail debris pretty quick. Once you get to "the top", the rest of the trail is easy and dare I say relaxing. I thoroughly enjoyed this hike and I will return, but not in shorts and trail runners.

2 months ago

Lot of overgrown bushes/plants in the way of the trail. Heard rattlesnakes all over which made the hike pretty sketchy and unenjoyable. A lot of the bushes that were in the way were the spiked ones that make your skin have an itchy/burning sensation for a while afterwards. My dog also had 3 ticks on her after the hike. Didn't even make it to the lake & had to turn around because the trail was that unenjoyable.

hiking
3 months ago

This hike is amazing. Beautiful views of Santa Monica Mountains and ocean.

4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike and some good views.

hiking
5 months ago

good trail to hike. Nice and peaceful hike

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

Our favorite trail so far, it only could have been better if there was water in the lake. We will be back. Only thing is All Trails says dog friendly, but the trail head is clearly marked no dogs. Not quite sure what is up with the incorrect information.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Too much brush , path is hard to see and seemed A bit sketchy.

hiking
Sunday, February 21, 2016

LOVED IT

hiking
Sunday, February 21, 2016

1st two miles is 90% of the elevation gain, Very narrow shady trail. awesome Hike

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Nice

Saturday, June 27, 2015