Top Hikes in Malibu

A Story by Tony Vila | Updated 02/28/2020 9:35am


Tucked between mountain edges and Pacific vistas, Malibu is diversion darling's heaven. So it's nothing unexpected that, similar to the 'Bu's sea shores, the territory's climbing trails are goals in their own right.

From spontaneous climbs to mountain walks that are as peaceful as they are superb, Malibu holds something for everybody. Thus, snatch the sunscreen and some water and head out to some of Southern California's best trailheads.

  1. Tuna Canyon

For a path of hikes that are both wonderful and simple to explore for all ages and capacities, visit the Tuna Canyon Trails close Topanga. The wide, kept up pathways are without misleading rocks, cordial to leashed pooches, and fixed with irregular scatterings of huge trees — ideal for concealed family picnics.

All through the trail and from the common stone labyrinth at the top, climbers can relish perspectives on the Santa Monica and Malibu wharfs welcoming the sea toward the west, the Malibu Lagoon toward the south, and the gleaming Los Angeles city down toward the east.

  1. Malibu Creek State Park

Just southwest of Paramount Ranch sprawls another Santa Monica Mountain gem. Boasting over 8,000 protected acres, most of them donated by the late Bob Hope, Malibu Creek State Park offers miles upon miles of scenic hiking trails waiting to be explored on foot. At its entrance (four miles south of Highway 101 where Malibu Canyon road meets Mullholland Drive), the park offers prorated day parking for visitors who wish to delve into one of the many wilderness areas beyond its gates.

Scattered throughout Malibu Creek State Park’s circuits are several restored cinematic sites (think Planet of the Apes and M*A*S*H*), which once used the park’s natural splendor as the backdrop for their enduring stories.

And of course, there’s plenty of natural beauty to explore, too. Some trails offer spectacular volcanic rock views and stunning views of the Las Virgenes Valley and Malibu Canyon, and especially on warm summer days, hikers may opt to ascend the trail along Malibu Creek until they reach the Rock Pool for a cool dip.

  1. Los Liones Trail

South of Malibu close to Pacific Palisades, Los Liones Trail meanders aimlessly up a rich valley tucked into Topanga Canyon State Park. Scattered along its continuous rising are numerous viewpoints to stop, rest, and absorb beautiful views of the sea and Santa Monica.

 At the highest point of Los Liones Trail, climbers will meet an intersection of fire streets and have the alternative of turning back or going ahead for a, to some degree, troublesome summit to Parker Mesa Outlook. For the individuals who arrive at it, crisp mornings bear the cost of mind blowing inland perspectives on the snow capped San Bernardino Mountains behind LA, and Santa Monica Bay toward the west.

  1. Charmlee Wilderness Park

Sitting on Malibu's enticing beach front feigns where lush knolls welcome wild blossoms to blast into sprout, Charmlee Wilderness Park includes transcending oak trees and even an old farm that is presently in beautiful vestiges. The generally simple trails are plentiful despite the fact that the circling territory between the 530-section of land park's milestone water siphon, and the exceptionally respected Meadow Woodland Trail will in general be somewhat congested. Not certain what direction to meander? At that point settle on one of numerous officer or docent-drove climbs planned during the time in these heavenly pieces of the Southland.

  1. Mishe Mokwa Trail

To arrive at the Santa Monica Mountain's most elevated pinnacle where, on a crisp morning, you'll have the option to see right from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Channel Islands, you'll climb upward approximately 1,600 feet along a simple to-pursue course perfect for moderate climbers captivated by outrageous peaks. This famous six-mile trail takes around three hours to arrange and welcomes your canine companions to go along with you.

  1. Paramount Ranch

The incredible Paramount Ranch is another family hiking spot. Only east of Malibu in Agoura Hills, Paramount Ranch has been the shooting area for several motion pictures and TV appearances since it was set up in 1927.

Coming from the Western town are plenty of undaunted trails that allow climbers to investigate the old shooting grounds in its region. A door to the encompassing Santa Monica Mountains, the trails here are alluringly beguiling, however their unobtrusive height changes make them available to explorers of all expertise levels, as well.

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