Mugu Peak Trail

MODERATE 176 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
10 minutes ago

hiking
1 day ago

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

3 days ago

walking
9 days 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.

10 days 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
16 days ago

hiking
21 days 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.

24 days 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
30 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I love this hike. it gets my heart rate going from the moment I start to finish. I think it's hard because to get to the flag it's pure incline. So go at your own pace, as long as you get there.

hiking
1 month ago

Supe

1 month ago

The beautiful view at the top makes the challenging inclines so worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail and a pretty good workout. At the summit, there's a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. Right now there's a lot of wild flowers and lots of lizards too.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great view of the Pacific ocean and lots of wild flowers during the spring. I recommend trekking poles for the return trip.

hiking
1 month ago