The Best Hikes in Malibu
Malibu is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts—home to some of Southern California’s most stunning hikes, trails, and mountain biking routes. No matter the adventure you’re seeking, step outside and discover the majestic range of landscapes in our backyard.
Delve into the natural beauty of Solstice Canyon through its network of scenic trails, with a mix of stunning landmarks and waterfalls waiting to be explored. Solstice Canyon also features several options for easy, moderate, or strenuous hikes and is a great spot for picnics and leisurely strolls.
Point Dume State Beach
For a short but exhilarating hike that rewards you with renowned Malibu scenery, embark on a hike at Point Dume State Park. The bluffs above Point Dume are home to numerous interconnected hiking trails, beginning from the beach at Dume Cove and the Tide Pools…then winding up to peaks offering breathtaking ocean views.
The Zuma Canyon Trail boasts ocean views and wildflower-lined paths…and also connects seamlessly to the Zuma Ridge Trail for a more expansive hike and diverse outdoor adventure.
Traverse a lush canyon to discover the enchanting two-tiered Escondido Falls, where a cool and refreshing respite awaits at the trail’s end. Expect to pass through several water crossing before the waterfall throughout this moderate hike.
Charmlee Wilderness Park
Enjoy ocean and mountain views on a well-connected trail network that’s also a haven for birdwatching and wildflower enthusiasts—a perfect option for those seeking a deeper connection with coastal landscapes.
Malibu Creek State Park
Explore Malibu Creek Park’s diverse array of hiking trails all set against a backdrop of stunning natural vistas–including the renowned Rock Pool Trail. Discover something for everyone here, with both quick nature walks and lengthy hikes boasting unique geological features.
Sandstone Peak (Mishe Mokwa Trail)
Ascend to the highest point in the Santa Monica Mountains via the Mishe Mokwa Trail to experience panoramic views of the surrounding terrain and the Pacific Ocean.
Tuna Canyon Park
Nestled between Topanga and Malibu, this moderately challenging, four-mile trail rewards with breathtaking views of the ocean, Downtown L.A., and the San Gabriel Mountains.