Scenic and Overlook Trails Loop

EASY 36 reviews
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Scenic and Overlook Trails Loop is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Malibu, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
452 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

beach

views

no dogs

hiking
12 hours ago

This is another excellent beginner type trail with easy accessibility. If you run the loop starting with "scenic trail", the most difficult portion will be the first couple hundred yards. The overlook is pretty nice and is just northwest of the giant sandhill dune thing that people like to climb. Once you take in the sights, its a simple downhill trek back to the car or another trail. I suggest running "overlook trail" to second intersection rather than that first one depicted on the map. You will gain a few hundred more feet. At that second intersection, just down the hill and back to the fire road at the bottom. It makes the trail a bit more "entertaining" with out being too difficult, even for a beginner.

I will go 4 stars on this one. Sadly, aside from the overlook, there isn't a lot to see here. This whole area was burned a few years back and plants/wildlife are slowly returning but far from 100%. But its easy to get to and its a fun fairly easy trail for the beginner. If you are experienced, just turn up your speed and/or extend your distance.

If you are just visiting this area, a two words of advice. One, rattlesnakes. Keep your head on a swivel. Two, it is significantly warmer through most of the year on these trails than where you parked. And there is little cover from the sun. Prepare accordingly and bring more water than you think you need.

hiking
1 day ago

This was a beautiful hike. It was on the easy side, with very minimal rough terrain. Towards the end you had the option to take a steeper route to an overlook point or an easier route to a lower overlook point. Having our three year old with us, my husband and I chose the easier of the two options. It did not disappoint with its breathtaking views.

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BEAUTIFUL!!!

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Great hike over all....a little bit of overcast ☁ ☁ ☁

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