Mugu Peak Trail

MODERATE 281 reviews
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Mugu Peak Trail is a 2.9 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.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

no dogs

4 days ago

One of my favorites!! Great workout and gorgeous views all the way up. This hike has it all. Can’t wait to go back with friends and family.

hiking
4 days ago

This has steep climbs with lose rock. Great view from the top where they have a flag pole. Lots of lose rock and steep going down. But enjoyed the challenge!

hiking
4 days ago

Great trail wind was tough making the last part of the trail but wonderful views at the top.

hiking
5 days ago

All up hill.

hiking
5 days ago

Start earlier in the day. It’s a very steep grade and not shaded so it gets hot quick even if your close to the ocean but beautiful view is the Pacific Ocean

hiking
11 days ago

I wouldn’t say it’s moderate, a lot harder than I expected. Trail only goes uphill

hiking
15 days ago

Ahh, I love this trail! The beginning is pretty tough(for me), but once you get past all the steep hills, it’s such a beautiful hike! Feels amazing when you make it to the top!

17 days ago

Great views! Easy to get to. Some areas are steep but very fun

17 days ago

Great hike with a beautiful view! Our family loved it. I’ve got 3 kids (the youngest age 10) and the trip took us 2 hours and 45 minutes round trip. Enjoy!

22 days ago

Definitely harder than I expected a “moderately” rated trail to be. Quite steep.

1 month ago

worth the hike. killer views

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is great and if you looking to get a great calf workout, this is the place. I came here with a group of friends and all of us loved it. The view at the top is worth
the heavy breathing and sweat.

1 month ago

Don't let the short mileage of this hike fool you- it's an a** kicker! It's straight uphill for a fair distance. Wear good hiking shoes/boots because there's a decent amount of loose soil and gravel. To reiterate what someone else said- take more water than you think you need. You'll work up a good thirst on the uphill climb. The views from the top are worth the climb! You can see Sandstone Peak on one side and gorgeous views of the ocean and Malibu on the other side.

2 months ago

Fun workout great tough climb but nice views. Hiking and running is possible.

hiking
2 months ago

I Absolutely loved this Hike!! It's steep at first then I took the longer route to the top to the right... It was flatter, but of course longer... jogged it as much as I could. My first time going up was nearly an hour... Got it down to 37:06... Which was really good for me!! I was in the area for 3 1/2 months so I improved a bunch... and lost quite a bit of weight! 16 pounds!! The views are amazing at the top, and a great reward for improving your time... many kids younger than me were running up it and down for exercise... I highly recommend it for a workout a few times a week, but also for a once hike... well worth it!!

hiking
2 months ago

Good steep climb to start. Keep to the left at the first fork (top) and then up to the peak for gorgeous views.

After reaching the top, a nice cool down follows as you make your way down a gradual and pleasant descent until you reach the fork.

The steep rocky section down (same initial climb) can be slippery so watch your step! All-in-all a solid “short” workout with superb payoff views.

2 months ago

Always a great hike. The tough climb is worth the view at the top. Remember to sign the book at the flag pole.

2 months ago

great incline
then flat
nice view

2 months ago

Beautiful

3 months ago

The ascent trail to the summit from the north side of the peak is not in very good shape. It is very steep with no switch-backs. Much steeper than the initial ascent from the road. The other side of the loop is much better. Great views. Absolutely no shade.

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