Scenic and Overlook Trails Loop

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Scenic and Overlook Trails Loop is a 2.7 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
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
413 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

beach

views

no dogs

hiking
19 days ago

Such a lovely introduction into my first day of camping at Point Mugu! Even with the clouds blanketing a majority of this hike, the trail itself (at least the visible pieces) were beautiful and what I could make out below from above was also stunning. I didn't loop it as the final decline looked steep and was thick with clouds. Definitely again!

hiking
22 days ago

Nice place to hike. Scenic trail is single track and a bit steep in parts, but definitely do-able for most. Overlook trail to top is mostly fire road. Pay to park is $12 all day or $3 an hour at pay machine.

3 months ago

Easy and great ! Great view

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail to run and hike. I suggest to bring at least 1-2 water bottles per person. Great views on the ocean too. The sad thing is that no dogs are allowed on this fun hike. Did this hike in around an hour. There’s also a lot of lizards so be careful where you’re stepping especially when you’re doing a running hike. Also check the weather and wind for some clear days. It’s very kid friendly too. But be careful since the peak is a little steep and narrow. It’s a little overgrown too in the beginning. Parking has to be payed too.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike and the views are incredible. Definitely check the wind conditions before you drive out here. The wind was very strong while we hiked, which was okay for us adults but would have been too strong for kids.

6 months ago

views are spectacular

hiking
7 months ago

Huffed and puffed my way to the top, thought it was a bit steep but that could just be my age. A lot of people coming and going. The view from the top was beautiful, well worth the huffing and puffing.

hiking
7 months ago

Really gently climb to a beautiful overlook of the Pacific. Not only is it suitable for beginners, it's suitable for babies! I hiked the whole thing with a sleeping 6 month old strapped to my chest. If you'd like to take a glance at what you're in for, take a virtual hike on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=IHJAlY-d9LI

hiking
8 months ago

This was a fun, relaxing little hike which culminates in a stunning view of the coast line. The incline might be a bit steep for those with limited mobility.

9 months ago

Absolutely stunning location definitely go here and watch the sunset.

hiking
11 months ago

I absolutely loved this hike. The incline wasn't too hard, and there were incredible views of Sycamore Cove Beach, PCH, and the Pacific Ocean on the Scenic Trail. There is also a little ridge trail you can go on to for an even better view! I highly recommend it. The Overlook Trail was also very nice and had great views of Sycamore Canyon.

hiking
Friday, August 11, 2017

Good incline and awesome views of Pch

hiking
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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, go 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.

hiking
Monday, June 26, 2017

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.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Friday, March 17, 2017

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

hiking
Saturday, January 07, 2017

One of my favorites! I take all of my friends and family who are visiting me in LA here for their first hike. It's a quick and easy trail with stunning views of the ocean. I highly recommend it! Can be a little tricky to find the trail head though... you'll need to venture through the camp ground after parking to reach a dirt road open to bikers and hikers. The trail itself begins not far from this entrance and cuts to the left off the dirt road.

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Quick morning hike that was easy and great for kids! Huge plus was an ocean view! Just pay attention to mountain bikers

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016

Awesome trail! You really can make this hike as long as you want by connecting to sycamore canyon trail and overlook trail, but if you stick to the scenic trail you will have AMAZING ocean views. This was everything I was looking for in a trail. I wanted short, not too hard, and beautiful for a quick stop to break up a long drive down to San Diego. I will certainly be back here!

hiking
Saturday, February 13, 2016

So beautiful from start to finish!

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