Zuma Ridge Trail

HARD 30 reviews
#3 of 6 trails in

Zuma Ridge Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Malibu, California that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1486 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Agoura Hills, CA: Travel US 101 / Ventura Freeway to Kanan Road. Head south on Kanan Road to reach Zuma / Trancas Canyons. When the road ends at Pacific Coast Highway, turn right (east) and travel a short distance to Busch Drive. Turn right and travel to Ridge-Canyon Access lot.

26 days ago

trail running
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Trail was a little overgrown but the views were amazing. We encountered some wild parrots in a tree near the trailhead.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

4 months ago

It's a great workout and there was hardly anyone else there.

EDIT: Went back recently and two cars had been broken into in the parking lot. Do NOT leave valuables in your car!

5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

I did this trail not too long ago with 3 friends of mine and we all loved it. I did the 10 mile version all the way to the peak and then kept on going until the decline eventually hit the highway. Great trail, it's a knee burner so bring some water and wear the right clothes . Start early morning at sunrise and you'll love it !

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

hiking
Saturday, April 16, 2016

i did the zuma ridge trail that was unmaintained. this was difficult only because the way back to the parking lot took forever (inclines). had to calm my buddy down cuz he started feeling lost at one point. plan to start early if youre slow otherwise youll make the ranger wait to close up.