Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Calabasas with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

You can stay on the main path, or veer off for little challenges. Great spot

Beautiful trail

hiking
26 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous hike. I was concerned the fire road would be a bummer, but it never took away from the incredible views and stunning variation in landscape. So much green! I live in the desert and do 99% of my hiking in the desert, so if this review seems a tad hyperbolic, that’s why. Minus one star for being forced to walk along Las Virgenes.

walking
1 month ago

Steady incline the entire trail until you get to the top.

hiking
1 month ago

It a good starter hike. Mostly fire roads and little shade.

Beautiful after some rains with lots of green grass and a few native wildflowers popping up. A little unvaried and exposed so probably best as a trail run or bike ride and left to the cooler parts of the day.

trail running
1 month ago

If you start inside Malibu Creek SP, it’ll be an easy 2.5 miles in til you reach the start of Bulldog. That’s when the fun begins.. over 4 miles of incline to the peak. Don’t do this run/hike when it’s hot because you will hardly get any shade. View is great, you get to explore the caves (if it’s open to the public).

Be very careful on the descent. If you stick to the wide trails, you will end up on a parking lot off Las Virgenes, which will be 2 miles away from where you started. You’ll be hiking on a very busy road where the sidewalk disappears sometimes.

Definitely not for beginners. If you want the view and the challenge of Bulldog, or if you just want the elevation gain, I suggest you go out and back. Don’t do the full loop unless you pack a lot of water. It’s going to be a long day for you.

Beautiful hike that starts with a gentle descent. Heavy rainfall earlier in the week left plenty of water in creek and everything green. Trails are well-maintained and there is shade for most of trail. Had to cross two small streams. Fun and will do again!

Great hike out and back... good climb but mostly gradual so not to steep

This is a great park. $12 day parking but the hikes are worth it. Beautiful and the MASH site was awesome! Most of the terrain was pretty flat.

hiking
2 months ago

An easy lop than can be done at a leisurely pace.
Note: My hike added a short extension that makes this a 5 mile loop. But AllTrails won't allow me to include that portion with it's write option so I've added Waypoints so you can see where that section is. This extra section is rated moderate and should be avoided if you have a stroller etc.

Very nice! Not hard at all so is good for kids.

Did a loop coming down from Liberty Canyon, which is the nicer side, though there's a lot of development going on that side and that may chance.
A pleasant hike but as mentioned in other reviews traffic noise from Las Virgenes Road takes some of the edge off and the section running parallel with Las Virgenes isn't very interesting.

Hey, my husband, dog and I must literally be the laziest, most out of shape pieces of shit on the planet because we considered this hike STRENUOUS. We hiked counter clockwise and felt like after the first 1/3, the inclines were never ending. We were completely wiped out at the end and my husband actually had to carry our 4-year-old, 70 lb. pit bull from the trail head (at the end) to our car. Kudos to all of you who consider this hike EASY, you are living your best life. FYI - I am 44 yrs old, 130 lbs and my husband is 29 yrs old, 175 lbs and a professional skateboarder. I only mention that to show that we are average active humans and not sedentary obese couch potatoes who don’t hike. This hike is not EASY for everyone. It’s beautiful though, that is for sure! Make sure you wear well padded soles, tons of fist sized rocks on the trail and I felt every single one!!!

hiking
3 months ago

I hiked this with my dog at sunrise and it was beautiful. Very quiet and scenic. The incline really isn't bad at all, especially if you are a regular hiker. The trail is well marked, but keep an eye out for the small trail that forks to the left to make it to the peak at the midway point. There are a few other trails that branch off of it, so there is plenty to explore if you want to tack on miles. Trail starts across the road from the small parking area.

Great hike. A bit of a climb so make sure you are ready for the elevation change and the length. Also beware of the trail skips on the southern part of the loop before you get to the Mesa overlook trail shown on the current map. It’s doable you just have to forge your own path, find a different trail or use the road.

Goos uphill trail to the summit then down through cold creek trail and back up! Did about 10 Miles combined.

Nice hike. We passed through the Mash site. Pretty neat, good photo ops. There is also a camera holder so that you can take pictures. It's where the 2nd truck is at. Just keep going past the first truck you see. However, the end of the trail just ends abruptly with some fences. So that was odd. The Century lake is beatiful!

The trail begins in a lush California forest filled with oak trees and a beautiful dry creek along the path. Finding the various mountain streams that lead to the creek was a fun diversion. As the trail continues through open spaces filled with various native brush, you realize that you are at the bottom of a canyon surrounded by green mountains.

Moderate, steady climb with good views of Calabasas and big sandstone rocks. We did it with 5 and 7 year olds and were fine. A little slippery in spots but good.

Wow, AllTrails updated the route based on my experience. Nice!

Walking clockwise the trail is impassable about a mile in. With some common sense and gps you can work out a detour that will add maybe two tenths of a mile to the loop.
Also the first few miles parallel the highway with the expected noise level
And, if that’s not enough, watch out for sting nettles near the detour.

This was an easy, short hike. The fall colors were in full bloom when I went, and the temperature was nice. Would definitely do again. Note: this is in the Malibu Creek State Park and there is a $12 entrance/vehicle fee to take this trail. Also, the trail starts off on Crags Road (or a name like that). Happy hiking!

nice trail. cool views valley to ocean.

Average hike.

The good parts:
-trail wasn’t busy, easy to find free parking
-trail is clearly defined, but it was useful to have a map bc it’s easy to make a wrong turn.
-decent view of mountains

Bad parts:
-the trail is within earshot of a heavily trafficed road, including sirens of ambulances,fire trucks, and loud motorcycles.
-nothing really unique to see

The trail is a good workout going up to the peak. We hung out on the rock outcropping just before reaching the official peak. Great place to enjoy the views and have a snack. The trail is all downhill back to the trailhead, so pretty easy going back.

Less easy than expected. I don’t see some children doing the first part. Which is also very noisy with the freeway..
Won’t do it again even But the views are amazing.

Not moderate hike at all. Very easy and fun for the whole family!

The current map will first take you to Century Lake and then the mash site followed by the bed around the other side of the lake. If you climb up on the rocks you can get a good view of the lake, dam and landscape. Plus there's a small cave up at the top!

On the way back you'll follow the trail to the rock pools. Fun place to rock climb!

Beautiful. Nice little lake. Quiet. Easy hike. Good for when you have a couple hours.

Mostly a fire road that eventually leads to singletrack. Highlight was seeing a mountain lion track on the trails.

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