Ocean View Trail and Canyon View Trail

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Ocean View Trail and Canyon View Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Malibu, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1122 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

beach

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

Rocky cascades, bedrock pools, rich geological formations, seasonal waterfalls This is a stunning adventure hike with swimming holes, rocky cascades, wonderful geologic formations and car-size boulders to negotiate around. This hike is at it loveliest after it rains, although also at its most challenging. The route follows the wooded flood plain near the coast, up through lower Zuma Canyon, bushwacking through the narrows, past the Edison fire road, eventually hitting a junction with Newton Canyon. The final half mile of the hike includes 3 seasonal waterfalls including the 40 ft Newton Falls and the lovely lower Zuma Falls (up a short side trail).

7 days ago

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1 month ago

Nice trail...if you are on a horse. Completely overgrown with vegetation throughout a majority of the trail. The trail is also very narrow and there is horse poop everywhere. Scenery is decent. Interval in elevations makes for a decent work out/trail run.

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1 month ago

Parts of the trail are badly overgrown with invasive weeds, especially mustard. The native wildflowers were beautiful when the weeds were not a distraction.

hiking
1 month ago

There is no waterfall and the hike was not as easy as it sounds like, more like a moderate hike. The only thing I enjoyed was the ocean view but to get up there was challenging.

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3 months ago

there's no waterfall here.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Trail is well marked. Everything is very green and beautiful right now. Parking lot has ample parking. Dog friendly, likely to see horses so be on the look out for them.

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9 months ago

Awesome hike, it was a very clear sunny day = hot, had dog he did great although he did consume two water bottles himself. iphone registered 4.2 miles and 43 flights of stairs.

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11 months ago

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Awesome hike!