Serrano Canyon

EASY 24 reviews
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Serrano Canyon is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Malibu, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,325 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running

lake

no dogs

This hike starts out moving north on the pleasant Sycamore Canyon trail for about a mile and a half, where you come to the junction with Serrano Canyon Trail. The Serrano trail takes you east into a densely wooded narrow canyon, with a lovely seasonal stream criss-crossing the trail numerous times, and abundant wildlife. As the trail begins to gain elevation and move north away from the stream, a stunning vista begins to emerge. Gently rolling grasslands set against the steep outlines of Boney Mountain. Simply wonderful! The trail traverses the grassland, passing an abandoned aluminum shack where many choose to turn around.

hiking
21 days ago

The hike up from main Sycamore trail is heavily overgrown until you get out of the creek bed. Then it opens up. Did the entire Serrano loop back to Sycamore, then about three miles down the main trail to the campground.
Lots of spider webs across the trail on the way back down. Over 90 degrees up there today

9 months ago

Breathtaking

hiking
Monday, August 24, 2015

I love this trail when I'm in the mood for duration rather than elevation. I only saw 3 other people on the trail once it split off toward Serrano canyon. It's shady a good deal of the way, and once you get up into the valley (the wide bowl under Boney Peak) it's perfectly quiet except for birds and the sound of the breeze through the dry grass. It took me 2.5 hours with a couple of stops to enjoy the quiet.

Monday, August 10, 2015

This is a beautiful hike and the 'easy' definition is right on for this hike.

horseback riding
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Serrano Valley is an amazing place to hike or horse back ride. The trail can be accessed from the East Gate on Serrano Road off Cotharin, from Sycamore Fire Road, from the Sycamore Campground off PCH and even from Encinal Canyon (longgggg). Plants and wildlife is just coming back from the Spring Fire of 2013.

hiking
Friday, February 01, 2013

This is a gorgeous hike!

I hiked it at the end of summer and am planning on hiking it again now that everything is so lush and green!

When you get to the valley the trail will fork off to the left or there is an option to continue straight. Stick to the trail on the left as the other trail is a dead end. It does bring you by some old farm equipment which is pretty interesting but you'll have to backtrack a bit to get back to the trail.

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