Paseo Miramar Trail

MODERATE 286 reviews
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Paseo Miramar Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pacific Palisades, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

no shade

no dogs

hiking
30 days ago

I love this trail and as a local I go at least twice a month. In the summer you should definitely start as early as possible because there is little to no shade. It’s a beautiful view of the ocean with lots of wild flowers along the way. As someone hiking alone occasionally you can walk alone but have someone walk by every couple minutes.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views of ocean and canyons. Wide paths for hikers and bikes. Trip out is mostly uphill and return trip mostly downhill. No parking at trailhead, need to park on residential street leading to trailhead which can be very limited at times.

hiking
2 months ago

Love this hike! Greta views and a nice amount of incline to wake your body up. It’s one of my go too. I prefer going early when it’s quieter and just locals and a few early risers but it’s a great hike regardless.

Parking can be tough but I just think of it as another part of the hike.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a nice hike of moderate difficulty but be aware that on the weekends its almost impossible to find parking unless you come very early. I have had to leave before due to no parking! Otherwise it has pretty pacific coast views, it links up with the los liones canyon hike as well, which is longer and a bit less trafficked

hiking
2 months ago

This was a nice moderate hike. The trail path is easy to follow and the views are great. It's somewhat of a standard Santa Monica Mountains/Pacific Palisades trail. The more I go to these different trails the more that I realize that many of them connect and for me the journey a lot of times is just seeing where the path takes me. The views are essentially the same but from higher vistas and deeper into the mountains you see things that give each their own character. I've been to Los Liones trail and relatively speaking this is a little easier. Apparently they connect at some point.

It's a gradual climb, but can be moderately difficult at the beginning. There isn't any shade so be prepared if you go on a sunny day. You'll see a lot of lizards and there are signs that warn of rattlesnakes. This trail is not pet friendly and I wouldn't take a young child too far because of the initial climb and lack of shade. I can say that on this particular day there was a decent amount people on the path. I imagine it being busier when the sun is out and the sky is clear.

I ended up taking this to the Parker Mesa Overlook and it was highlight of the trek up. Whether it's Temescal, Los Liones or any trail within the Santa Monica Mountains/Will Rogers Park area you'll be greeted with some great views. The journey, scenery and curiosity alway propels me up to see something special. The remainder of the hike to that point was relatively easy but also started to seem redundant because you didn't know when it would end but once I got there it was worth it.

This is a nice hike with some beautiful views and I can't wait to get back on a clearer day.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

It has beautiful views. It is heavily trafficked though.

hiking
3 months ago

This was a pretty enjoyable hike with a beautiful view at the end. The path is very wide and well maintained. I would say it’s somewhere on the upper end of “easy”/low end of “moderate” as far as difficulty goes. It’s a gradual incline most of the way to the overlook. Bring lots of water and sunscreen because there is very little shade and it can get hot. Parking in the neighborhood is limited, so if it’s a busy day it might be hard to find a spot near the trail head.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful, relatively chill trail for an afternoon walk! It was completely foggy so the views weren’t as expansive as we hoped, but being up in the clouds was a magical experience in its own right. Completed in about 2.5 hours with some time spent up top.

hiking
4 months ago

Best Ever. Really. Best Hike Ever!

6 months ago

Fantastic sunrise hike

hiking
6 months ago

This was a pretty straightforward trail that was a steady 2.5 mile incline until the very top. I’d definitely consider it moderate. Would be a great trail for running as well. The top is a great view of the city and ocean with a couple benches to enjoy the lookout. There’s also a legit porta-potty as well up top. Still, this germaphobe wouldn’t use it. Parking was tough along the residential area. Very little shade if it’s sunny. Trail is shared with mountain bikers. I did notice that fellow hikers were not as friendly as I’ve experienced on other trails.

7 months ago

What a view

7 months ago

Amazing views the entire trail, final outlook was beautiful. I was able to park on the street adjacent to the trailhead. Got there at 7am on a Wednesday and there were already a few cars. Not a ton of street parking available so you can consider the Los Liones parking area and then hiking up if later in the day. There is no lot here. Saw about a dozen people on trail, more later in the day. Took me a little longer than 2 hours round trip with some time spent at the top. The entire approach is a steady incline uphill. Not much shade if sunny, bring sunscreen and water! I saw some neat wildlife on the trail, birds rabbits and a small snake.

hiking
8 months ago

very accessible from west LA. but busy on a Sunday afternoon, much warmer and more sun than expected. bring water and hat.

8 months ago

l love trail with amazing ocean view.

8 months ago

Hot but a great hike! Amazing views of downtown, the ocean and Catalina. Bring lots of water with you.

hiking
11 months ago

This isn't really a hiking trail. With the exception of the final 1/8th mile, you could probably drive a Civic up to the top because the trail is so wide and the incline is pretty constant and gradual.

It was crowded, even on a Thursday evening. I passed about 30 people in two hours. There are sidewalks in LA with less foot traffic. The crowd and the road-like conditions made the climb feel very un-hike-ish. The views were great though.

hiking
11 months ago

Best done on a clear day when the views are truly to die for. Beware the lack of shade on a warm day. And the street parking can be trying on a crowded day. Otherwise, one of my fave coastal trails.

hiking
Monday, August 14, 2017

Great exercise. No shade. Nice breeze most times. Bathroom on top. Fantastic views.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Great views on this hike from beginning to end and very easy to follow trail. The only reason I didn't give five stars is because it's too busy, so go early. Park on the street and enter beside the White House at the dead end.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

very pretty, great after work hike.

hiking
Thursday, June 29, 2017

I've done this a few times and it's a great workout. Steady incline for the first 2 miles with not much shade. Views at the top and going back down are stunning. Also, they were installing a restroom at the top.

hiking
Monday, June 26, 2017

This is on the more challenging end of moderate! There are pretty consistent up and down both out and back. So I would recommend this for someone with a few hikes under their belt or that is relatively activ. Unbeatable views are a good pay off for the hard work. Nice clean trail, beware parking is limited.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Pretty solid incline for the first 2miles; would consider it on the harder side of "moderate". Views on the downhill trek are fantastic!

hiking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Trail was great: pretty well maintained, easy to follow. The first half is a steady incline so get ready to sweat. The view is worth it! Parking is tricky; it's only street parking and it is limited. I would recommend getting dropped off or going early.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

great morning hike with beautiful views of LA and the ocean! Gradual uphill the majority of the way in is a good work out. Recommend doing the hike early to avoid the heat.

hiking
Saturday, May 20, 2017

So intense! if you're looking for a relentless incline hike with gorgeous panoramic views, this is it. Prepare to work up a major sweat!

hiking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Great view.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Beautiful view. Nice trail. All around good time. Love it!

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