Mugu Peak Trail

MODERATE 187 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
1279 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
3 days ago

The first half of the trail is a good workout, I will do it again

hiking
4 days ago

9 days ago

def worth the grind to the top, view is beautiful

hiking
10 days ago

Amazing..!!!

10 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

12 days ago

Great hike! But, it should definitely be rated as hard! There is a very steep incline the majority of the trail.

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike if you're looking for cardio but would rate harder than moderate based on incline alone. We did the whole loop w our 5 and 6 year olds and although they did it parts were very, very steep and not necessarily family friendly.

18 days ago

Great trail with moderate inclines.

hiking
22 days ago

Moderate hike with spectacular views.

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Awesome hike, just don't know if I'd call it moderate! The decline is pretty tough, but well worth it.

27 days ago

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful views and cool breeze at summit by flag. I would rate higher than moderate, quite a cardio workout just hiking steep trail. Do the full loop it is worth it.

1 month ago

Beautiful hike with great views. Challenging on the way up. I would recommend going to the left on the way up (for more of a workout) and coming down the right side of the summit (american flag at the time). Do not go down the left side without the proper shoes!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Did this back in Feb 2017. Mugu Peak is a pretty decent hike. I made it a quick 2 mile out and back which was pretty fun considering you gain 1,200ft in a mile - making the average grade a nice 23%. Parking was easy and the views are nice, although when I went it was foggy and overcast but it was still pleasant to see the fog rolling through the La Jolla Valley Natural Preserve.

1 month ago

The first mile is difficult with a steep uphill. The remainder of the trail is relatively flat. Free parking can be found in a dirt parking lot in north side of PCH near Point Mugu with extra parking along the side of the road. Great views of the ocean.

hiking
1 month ago