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Malibu Bowl, California Map

Lots of elevation gain initially, rocky trail. Nice foliage, greener than other trails in the area like Los Liones and Temescal. Great views and picnic table about 2 miles up.

6 months ago

Lovely hike on a cool morning. First 2 miles or so is steady ascent (nearly all of the elevation gain). Highlights: oak trees cluster during ascent, views from the crest (both north and south), rock formations & wind caves near the end.
Note: the map shows leaving from a locked gate, actually the Puima trailhead is the right spot, 100 yards or so south.

This was the best hike in the area and we've done a lot of hikes in Malibu. Great views, good amount of difficulty and activity. Fall is definitely a good time for this trail.


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Hiked the first three miles and back
Mostly fire road
Moderately trafficked
Picnic table with spectacular view at top
Mostly ridge hike
Not much shade
No water
Steep ascent
Strenuous for less experienced hiker
Pay $12 (card only) to park at trail head
Toilet at trail head

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Monday morning turned out to be a good time. Only three mountain bikers while I was there. I hiked the Corral Canyon parking lot to Latigo and back. I expected the sun-exposed sections, but there are some beautiful tree-shaded sections with easily traversed creek crossings.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

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Thursday, February 23, 2012