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Point Dume Cove Trail is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Malibu, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 1.4 mi Elevation gain 347 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Rock climbing

Walking

Bird watching

Beach

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No shade

No dogs

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Note: This trail is closed to vehicular access however passive walk ins are allowed. Please check the park page for more information.

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Reviews (288)
Photos (382)
Recordings (216)
Completed (782)
Carlos Medina
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Hiking

Cute trail, With your boo.

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Peter Nesbitt
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HikingNo shade
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Monica Remes
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Hiking

Beautiful trail! Lots of seals (or sea lions? Idk) I loved watching them swim! Parts of the trail were closed off for renovation. Please stay on the trail when you go :D

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Julie Neel
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HikingNo shade

Amazing 360 degrees views of the water. Very easy trail. Sand. Street Parking is limited (less than 10 spots).

Joey Jay
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Hiking

World-class trail! Up and around all of Point Dume volcanic rock with stellar views of the ocean and sea lions sunning on rocks. Pretty easy, mostly shallow sand. No dogs.

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Tim Paruszkiewicz
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Hiking

This is a short hike that delivered more than I expected. Great views in every direction. Saw tons of seals on the rocks below. If you're going to Zuma beach for the day, do yourself a favor and check this hike out. Awesome.

bey & rodri on YouTube
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HikingNo shade

short trail, awesome views, not too crowded. perfect place to take some pics and vids. enjoyable

Cory Josue
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Walking

very easy to walk or hike, even my 64 year old mom was able to do it.

Ari Sanchez
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Walking

very small hike, nowhere to park but the VIEW is SPECTACULAR!

Lynda Terry
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Hiking

Just getting around to reviewing. It was awesome. The views were spectacular.!

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Viktor Pacheco
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HikingNo shade
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Mary Zuniga
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HikingNo shade

It’s a small easy hike/ trail. Once you are at the top it’s absolutely beautiful and you have amazing views. Highly recommend.

Ryan Lang
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HikingNo shade

Absolutely beautiful views, ocean, coast, cliffs, wandered through with toddler - where there is sand was really hot, lots of spots to rest and enjoy the looks & take photos, bring water & snacks and can go and far and as long as you want

Graciela Landaverde
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Crystle Sulit
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Hiking

Does anyone know if the trail is open now?

Hana Kozuka
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Beautiful! Very easy. even saw some migrating grey whales!!

Cheryl Griffith
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Hiking

Loved it! Gorgeous trail. Easy enough for a 3 year old.

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Phillip Hollis
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Hiking

We do this trail often. And whenever we have out of town guests. Is easy enough for flip flops when you are at the beach but I would recommend shoes. Actually got married on the overlook right on the cliffs. Beautiful views. Park on the beach entrance from Zuma. There is a fee but you don’t have to sit around and wait for a spot and makes for a more scenic walk along cliff. 5 stars because of the views.

Skip per
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HikingNo shade

Nice walk around the hill.

Brooke McShizzle
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HikingNo shade

This is an awesome, easy area to meander and take in amazing view! Parking is limited to about 6-7 spots and cops do come by and check for people parked in areas that aren’t allowed or those who have gone beyond 2 hours. We waited in the car and within 10 mins 2 cars left. Well worth the wait!

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Alex Harrison
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Hiking

Wouldn’t call this a hike, but is an easy trail with BEAUTIFUL views. Great for visitors who want to picturesque view of the coast close to LA. The two hour parking spots are very limited so this would be the hardest part if you’re trying to go on a weekend.

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Shirley G
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HikingClosedNo shade

I parked on Fernhill and walked to the trailhead, taking the first one available out of three. There are so many trails available although much of them show “closed” signs or are roped off. It appeared that people paid little to no attention and just climbed over onto various trails and flat areas of this hill anyway. The views are beautiful and I saw one point that had several clips in the rock for climbing. I saw people were able to get down to the beach but I didn’t go that far, I just explored the various trails and views. There are very little spots with shade so make sure you wear sunscreen and hydrate — you could potentially spend hours and hours here! What a spot.

Julie Puentes
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There is approximately 50 feet of uneven, rocky trail before reaching the boardwalk, coming from the direction of Westward Beach, where the trail is narrow and on an incline and there's nothing to hold onto for stability. The rocks on the trail aren't large (we're not talking about needing to "scramble" here) -- but there are issues with getting one's footing for those less confident when there's a cliff on one side and nothing to hang onto for stability on the other. The rest of the trail is quite manageable, but I saw nothing about this before we went so I'm hoping this information will be helpful to others.

Trent Musho
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Hiking

Fairly easy trail. Parts had a boardwalk but a lot of it was sandy. We also saw lots of sea lions on the rocks below. Overall very enjoyable.

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William Mendoza
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HikingNo shade

nice easy trail. I will come back.

sheff ortiz
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Great views, nice breeze and a perfect trail!

Ally Wright
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Hiking

We saw seals and sea lions!

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A V
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Hiking

It was a very good place to hike for me and my family. We haven’t hiked in so long so I chose this easy trail for us and the view/sceneries were so magnificent. We went on a Saturday and we were one of the few peeps who arrived early (around 8am) so parking wasn’t hard for us. And we got distracted by the rock climbers when we got to the point where they do the climbing at 100ft. Overall, it was a beautiful experience, pretty blooms and if you love plants/botanicals, this place is a heaven.

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