Westward Beach to Malibu Pier Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Westward Beach to Malibu Pier Trail is a 2.1 mile out and back trail located near Malibu, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

2.1 miles 160 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers

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1 year ago

It was good! Nice easy hike with a great view. Wish it was longer though.

1 year ago

Good view. Depending on how you hike it can be a moderate hike or an easy one.

3 years ago

Is really good for hike and view

4 years ago

3 stars for the beautiful view of the ocean.
1 star for a well maintained trail
1 star for walking of the beach



I have done this hike several times and its just always beautiful. Get there early as this hike is long and has a moderate difficulty. Oh yeah, bring lots of sunscreen and a hat if you don't want to get sunburn.

The trail starts at the end of the parking lot, so make sure you park as close to it as possible. Take the stair up and to walk on top of the cliff and make sure you enjoy the view. As some point, you'll have to take the stair down to a small beach crowded by surfers only. I guess it's a famous surf spot. Walk along the beach heading south toward Paradise cove.

Feel free to make Paradise cove your pit stop for lunch and enjoy a few drinks, but don't forget you still have to head back. Take in consideration there are oceans tides and coming back to late during the day won't be possible, if the tide has gone fully up. (alternative route is the PCH)

You can take your dog for this hike but you can not bring it to Paradise cove, they won't allow it.

Overall it's a great hike to do anytime throughout the year.