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Malibu Creek State Park, Calabasas

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4.2/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
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  • Arriving at the park in late Saturday morning in early October the parking lot was wide open for parking. Each parking area had a separate set of restrooms which were very clean and didn't have any of...  read more »
  • Great place to hike, but the paths are NOT well-marked. The free map is not too helpful, might be worth it to pay the extra $2 for the detailed map. The terrain is not to tough to walk, but your feet ...  read more »
  • This could've been more scenic, but the drought has taken it's toll on the park. Hot, dry and dusty. Trails are not well marked, and the visitor center is only open on weekends after Labor Day. 
  • One of my favorite hikes so far. We drove an hour from Anaheim. Once we got there, we parked on the street. Then we walked for 10 minutes to get to the hike,and passed by some beautiful homes. The hike has some steep parts to work out your glutts, and some flat surface to catch a breather. It's prob one of our easiest hike, we saw little kids on this trail. After an hour you will reach, the waterfall, but you will be kind of disappointed because of the drought. At this point if you want to challenge yourself, you can use the ropes to climb to the top of the cliff, and that view is amazing.
  • The Rock Pool in Malibu State Park is a really special place for residents of Los Angeles County. We don't have a lot of natural lakes and rivers. Most creeks and waterfalls go dry in the summer until next winter, when rains return. The Rock Pool however stays full of water year round. A two and a half mile round trip hike from the parking area takes you over grassy hills, past wandering deer, across a creek bed, through a wooded area full of boulders to this secluded and hidden place. On hot days locals come here to jump off of huge boulders into the water and swim. Rock climbers practice their sport on the surrounding cliffs. Many local plein air artists create their work here.
  • Enjoyed the natural surroundings and mountain views here. Camped here with my Mom a few years ago. Several deer greeted us at dusk and dawn. If you get a disability tag for $3.50 from the California State Park Service camping here is half price! Camp host was friendly, nice and helpful.
  • Shaded hiking is great in hot weather. That's what Malibu creek offers. Great part of the trail us shaded with big trees and the trail is mostly wide. Great for families and seniors. Only one drawback, there is a parking fee of usd 12. But it is fine considering the nice hike.
  • I hiked the MASH trail and lookout trail to cistern trail to Mulholland highway. First of all, you can totally avoid paying for parking by parking on Los Virgenes or Mulholland Highway. There is a trailhead by Mulholland right past the bridge. The MASH trail is very flat and there are only a few set items left at the end, but they are pretty cool. This trail could be good for trail running, as long as you watch for rocks. Some of the trails in the park are not well groomed. Do not hike the Lost Cabin trail unless you want a one way ticket to Tick City. It is a super thin trail and overgrown. The Lookout Trail is beautiful and more difficult. It was my favorite part of the hike. If you want to hike this park, I recommend driving up Mulholland until you get to the top of the Cistern Trail (slightly beyond the 20.00 mile marker) and hike down Lookout to the MASH trail/Crag road.
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