This is an easy hike of about 5 miles, 700 feet elevation gain and will take about 2 hours.
Malibu Creek State Park can be reached from either the 101 Freeway (take Los Virgenes Road toward Malibu) or Highway 1 (take Malibu Canyon Road heading inland). It costs $12 per car to enter the park — a fee I consider worth giving to help support the State Park system. You can also pickup a map to all the trails in the park at the entrance for $1 — well worth it if you’d like to explore some of the other trails here.
There are two parking lots. Go as far back as you can to the second lot and you’ll be closest to the trailhead. There is a restroom facility and vending machine at the lot, and the trailhead begins nearby.
Bring plenty of water and snacks and we’ll optionally head over to Wood Ranch Barbeque and Grill afterwards near Agora Hills for dinner and drinks.
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