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

Biggest lizards I’ve ever seen on a trail! Views are amazing, be prepared for switchback hell

Really enjoyed this. Challenging, beautiful views & well-marked trails. Took my little chihuahua with me and had a blast. Not very packed on the day I went (monday afternoon). Go to the tippy top to see the statue. The rock can be challenging to scale but both my chihuahua and I did it just fine.

Great hike. Not too hard and gorgeous views. No shade so glad I did it before summer.

mountain biking
24 days ago

Fast fire road. Nothing special, but has access to many other MTB and hiking trails. Excellent for beginner riders and hikers. When starting from the Potrero side, you'll have a couple hundred foot climb at the end.

This is a fantastic hike, I wouldn’t call it easy because there is some climbing involved but not enough to dissuade beginners. There is lots of shade but probably best to do this hike on a cool or foggy day.

Pretty easy hike. First few miles are uphill. Great views, lots of wildflowers, beautiful!! Lots of mountain bikers...all friendly and courtesy sharing the trail.

Not that too tough of a hike. Loved the shade and the destination was beautiful.

Easy and great ! Great view

Great workout! Very limited parking and it fills up fast!

Beautiful and fun

first time really like it

mountain biking
1 month ago

Nice beginner X-country type mountain bike trail. Nice climb up to about 1100ft or so, then you get to shred down Backbone. Fast and flowy.

I've hiked this route as well when I don't have time for anything else. If you're a beginner or only hike in the Santa Monicas, this would probably be considered "moderate". But if you frequent the San Gabes or San Bernardinos, this trail will be quite easy. Good place to get your feet wet with trail running as well!

Crowded, but scenic. Watch out for other bikers and hikers.

Fantastic trail. Gradual incline to the top. Very easy hike. Stunning views of the ocean throughout the entire hike. Ocean breeze and sounds and sight of the ocean all the way to the top of the mountain. This hike will not disappoint!!!

Great trail to run and hike. I suggest to bring at least 1-2 water bottles per person. Great views on the ocean too. The sad thing is that no dogs are allowed on this fun hike. Did this hike in around an hour. There’s also a lot of lizards so be careful where you’re stepping especially when you’re doing a running hike. Also check the weather and wind for some clear days. It’s very kid friendly too. But be careful since the peak is a little steep and narrow. It’s a little overgrown too in the beginning. Parking has to be payed too.

Easy hike , good for kids and nice waterfall at the end. Can climb the hill next to falls if you are up to it. Be careful of loose rocks.

Always a really fun hike although the waterfall is normally pretty dry

1 month ago

Great hike but when we got back my car had been broken into and my credit cards stolen. They broke the lock and left everything else very neatly in place. I didn’t realize until I got home. This seems to be a trend here. Beware.

We went on a day it was a little overcast but the views were still amazing! There is a bathroom on-site before you hit the main trails and a nice little picnic area. The main trails were pretty clear and there were also many small run offs for the adventure seekers. I loved that the trail we chose had a loop rather than a dead end. Will definitely go here again.

My favorite Malibu hike! Beautiful summit views, especially at sunrise. The final climb will make your legs burn, but the payoff is so worth it!

Neat little hike, with the chance for some decent rock climbing if you’re up for it. The falls were a little underwhelming (dry).

Parking limited. Crowded in some spots. Crossing at little creeks along the way. Nice under 5 hike in and out but can get crowded.

Packed with kids due to the easy pace of the hike but a nice payoff at the falls.

Fun quick hike with climbing

hiking
2 months ago

my girlfriend and I loved this hike! Unfortunately our car got broken into while we were gone.

Great view and not many people

Excellent hike! Best type of hike - circular, non-repeating, with wonderful destinations at the midpoint. Also, a lot of cross-crossing trails to climb me back and explore.

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