Explore the most popular 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.

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hiking
4 days ago

very good starter hike, not to much elevation gain, wide trails to avoid any animals, and nice even surface. stroller friendly and has shade for 3rd of the hike.

hiking
6 days ago

Nice steady uphill, not too strenuous. Recommend early morning to get some shade on the wide switchbacks, well maintained. The trailhead is on the opposite side of the road from the parking area.

Don’t come on this trail alone or without bear spray. The last two times I’ve gone on a jog in the afternoon. I’ve seen large coyotes, upon noticing me they dart into the brush, only to hear myself being followed on my way back to the car. They are coming closer to the trails as the forage has grown over seven feet tall. Local residents feed them, which causes them to adjust to us as a weak species, not as intimidating The trail itself is beautiful but not well maintained, it’s as wild as you’ll find in LA. The beauty of the destruction of the fire is still about and after heavy rains a small creek develops. Be careful.

hiking
bridge out
no shade
10 days ago

This is my new favorite trail. Perfect for running or hiking. The most beautiful views. Just so in love.

hiking
bugs
over grown
scramble
11 days ago

Definitely go clockwise, there’s about a mile stretch of scramble (about 1.5 miles in) that I’d rate more towards hard, but the rest is pretty moderate to easy. Very fun, I would recommend proper trail/hiking shoes since it can be a little technical. Clocked in at around 8miles total but I did get lost a couple of times. Namely, when reaching the water tank, take the paved road around its left side til you see the trail continue to dirt in front of you. Good amount of shade if you start early and keep good pace. I started at sunrise and sun was blocked much of the time.

Actually a nice hike. Some small canyons and a few trees here and there. The grasses do encroach upon the trail and I would not want to try it in the rainy season, probably ticks, but not today.

hiking
no shade
rocky
14 days ago

Stay to the left the lake trail is a waste unless you’re just looking to get into the rock pool. The real work out is on the century lake trail it loops but you can really get your heart pumping! We looped it and came back to the cool off in the water at rock pool

VERY hot on the day we went, definitely could have used a little more water on the way back up. (All downhill to start so the end is a good trek up, otherwise pretty flat for big chunks) Water is pretty stagnant at this point but a lovely loop with some nice views and varied terrain. We didn’t go in the water but probably would at another point when it’s moving more. Very busy section, too many people to feel like a real hike.

Did this counter clockwise with start and end in the Malibu creek state park parking lot. It was about 85 degrees when we left. Not much shade through the trail except for some patches the last 3ish miles on the descent. Bring your water and sunblock! Great views throughout! Completed in 6:10. I didn't find the overgrown parts or the water crossings to be too bad. September 5 2019

Far from my favorite trail, but definitely worth doing. The trails are well maintained and pretty easy overall. It is hard to call this a moderate trail as most of it is pretty flat and easy. Definitely a good starter trail.

hiking
no shade
21 days ago

not really difficult but it's a great hike, some shade in a few paths depending on time of day

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Typical trail for this area: straight up a fire road with nice views of the mountains and beaches dotted with million dollar homes. Good exercise trail for sure but not much of a nature walk; you can hear the road most of the time. We were lucky and went up while it was overcast but in full sun I can see how this would be super hot. Also, you have to pay to park at the trailhead.

on Backbone Trail: Tapia to Kanan-Dume

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean

hiking
1 month ago

There’s street parking off Mulholland Dr. Or pay by the hour or $12 all day. There’s a lot of shade. The bridge to the MASH site is accessible. The water that people jump is is about 4-5ft. I saw a lot of people jumping off the rocks. I took my 7yr old. I’d come back.

I started this trail around 6:30 am on a Saturday and went left to right. Had a great stroll with my pup mostly alone for the first half and then started seeing people after about an hour or so. Really easy to follow the map and really nice volunteers, lots of bikers. Was able to keep my dog off leash the whole time but he is well trained and stayed right by my side, the main concern is the bikers and potential snakes in the area, but the volunteers won’t have a problem with off leash as long as they are well behaved! Not a lot of shade so I would bring sunscreen, etc. Loved the hike, will definitely go again!

Took the Ridge trail split instead for a slightly longer hike. Nice 70-some degrees weather in the morning and finished around 10 am before it gets too hot.

Took my grandchildren 5 and 8 nice path not much shade and a bit long for them but very enjoyable. No place to sit and eat lunch but we made due on the trail.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Awesome views. Some shade at the beginning but quickly becomes a fire road that's wide and clear with little to protect you from the sun. Went on a late morning on a Sunday in August, and it was both slightly warm (not too hot) and not too crowded (passed no more than a dozen people the whole time). The "peak" is basically a picnic bench with views of the ocean, but there's a lot more trail to keep going on along a ridge in two extra directions.

The trail was not well marked. We ended up doing a 4.8 loop. No shade but we expected that. If you go during summer, bring plenty of water for you and your four legged friends.

Super easy path to walk and run on. Once you get deeper into the lake path (as opposed to the pool path), a portion of the path becomes sandy...almost like running on a beach. I tool the trail up to Reagan Ranch expecting to see at least one building but like all the trails in this park, I found out they just dead end into nothing. That said, it is a good easy workout for trail runners. Just be aware there are a lot of people that come to this park especially to the rock pool with their kids. Also, it costs $3.00 an hour or $12.00 per day to park inside. If you can find parking outside the park and don’t mind walking a bit, I’d recommend doing that.

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

still pretty overgrown, even though the weeds drying out has made it much more passable.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun easy hike, not much of an incline at all. Shaded along the way. Bridge was washed out but easily found another path across

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