Explore the most popular trail running 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.

This trail is the cure for a stressful work week

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

hiking
3 days ago

great hike with great views.

i am writing this review for those parents that are looking for trails to take your kids. This trail is perfect! I have a 8 and 6 year old and they enjoyed this trail. Bring snacks or pack a lunch there is plenty of spots to stop and give them a snack or take a picture. The ruins will be their playground and the waterfall will not disappoint. Although they cannot play in it.

Lots of wildflowers this time of year and beautiful view of the ocean

hiking
6 days ago

I love this trail. Although some on here have said that it is an easy trail and good for beginners, I will disagree. I’d place it at intermediate. I am an ex smoker, and though I’ve been doing this trail for over ten years, I still find it challenging at times. Best to go on an overcast day or early in the morning, as it can get quite hot. However, if views are your thing then go on a clear day and you won’t be disappointed.

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful views the whole time! I would rate this loop as “strenuous”. Bring lots of water and spf. There are also some very rocky downhillls. Ocean views are glorious! Have fun!!

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.

We went in the paved side from the parking lot up to the ruins of the ranch. From there we climbed up the switchies to the top of the hill and were rewarded with that VIEW and an easy, gorgeous walk down. Awesome trail and a butt burner.

Gate was closed today. Bummer!

It was challenging for our pooch but over all the trail was great and spectacular view ... the formation of the rocks were picture perfect and would love to come back more often!!! Next time best to bring extra water esp when the weather is warm... luckily hikers were kind enough to share to us their water... after seeing us had to carry our voluptuous med sized dogs :-) pack some lunches .. great idea to stop for a picnic... there are some tables when u reach halfway. Pay attention where you park... there are 2 parking lots and we could not find our car

Good view. Can get really hot in sunny days

The parking is 8$ but you can also find parking on the side street. it’s safer if you park your car inside. Amazing view! The hike is easy but you get a good workout. I definitely recommend this hike if you want a great ocean view

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

Great place to hike! I enjoyed it very much

Great family hike!

hiking
20 days ago

Great views and pretty simple hike. You can extend it at various levels and take in the pacific air. If you’ve never hiked, this is a good starter hike. Sunsets are a must from the crest so bring light for the way down. Enjoy!!

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.

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.

Ok- this is a beautiful landscape to hike in, and I am glad I did it...however, a couple things of note: the map at the trail designated this as strenuous, not moderate, and it is 6 miles—
There are LOTS of paths that are like river beds without water, and almost no flat ground to walk on for the last 2 miles downhill of the hike. There are several places where you have to actually climb up and through boulders to continue on.
Sandstone Peak is not an actual path...it is actually an incline of rocks, sandstone, and a few large steps...at the top, it was gorgeous, but not for anyone afraid of heights...or falling...there are no guard rails, paths, etc. Again, I am glad I went, but small kids would have struggles, and it was tough!!

Easy and great ! Great view

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

Beautiful and fun

Love this hike, I love the feeling of reaching the flag and enjoying the beautiful Southern California views!

1 month ago

nice trail didnt finish it though I was the only one hiking it this morning so I decided to cut it short . will definitely hike it again and finish it for sure ..

first time really like it

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