Los Angeles, CA: Malibu Creek State Park Loop

This 14.2-mile hike shows off LA's flipside: rugged mountains, oak-filled valleys, and miles of quiet trail.
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This 14.2-mile hike shows off LA's flipside: rugged mountains, oak-filled valleys, and miles of quiet trail.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 22.2

Waypoints

MPL001

Location: 34.0963592529297, -118.717086791992

Cross paved access road; walk upstream along Malibu Creek

MPL002

Location: 34.098819732666, -118.731872558594

Bear L @ singletrack heading toward Century Lake

MPL003

Location: 34.1001167297363, -118.733215332031

Walk counterclockwise around lake to Crags Rd.

MPL004

Location: 34.1023979187012, -118.738464355469

Junction with Forest Trail; R to continue on Crags Rd., upstream

MPL005

Location: 34.0963287353516, -118.744194030762

Straight @ 3-way to former set of TV show M*A*S*H

MPL006

Location: 34.0972023010254, -118.748802185059

L @ fork up steepening trail; views begin to open of San Gabriels

MPL007

Location: 34.0984344482422, -118.764099121094

R @ fire road that winds among sandstone fins

MPL008

Location: 34.0818557739258, -118.758293151855

Cross parking lot (E) to trail

MPL009

Location: 34.0800285339356, -118.749786376953

L @ 3-way

MPL010

Location: 34.0694122314453, -118.721115112305

L @ fork, going downhill to descend off ridge

MPL011

Location: 34.0697555541992, -118.71915435791

L @ 3-way, downhill

MPL012

Location: 34.0779838562012, -118.711090087891

R @ 3-way to singletrack, look for yellow metal "Tractors Only" sign

MPL013

Location: 34.0801277160644, -118.704063415527

Restroom; cross highway; L over bridge

MPL014

Location: 34.0821380615234, -118.704307556152

R @ Piuma Rd.; immediate R @ trail; go under bridge, upstream

MPL015

Location: 34.0849494934082, -118.710830688477

Cross road; take trail to Malibu Creek

MPL016

Location: 34.0927505493164, -118.713439941406

R @ dirt road; L@ (mi. 14) paved access road back to trailhead