Mugu Peak Trail

MODERATE 263 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

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3 days ago

9 days ago

worth the hike. killer views

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11 days 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.

19 days 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.

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1 month ago

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

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1 month 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!!

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1 month 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.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

great incline
then flat
nice view

1 month ago

Beautiful

1 month 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.

1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Good hike. The only reason I'd rate this as a moderate is for the initial steep ascent but other than that a very nice and easy going trail. Nice views of the ocean side and views of the plains on the other side. Once your at the top it would be a great trial to run. No shade but it's a short hike so shouldn't be much of a problem. Also plenty of wind at top