Malibu Creek State Park
Distance: 0-2 Miles
Elevation Change: 1,500+ Feet
Malibu Creek State Park and the connecting trails have something for everyone. There are novice trails here, as well as one of the most demanding. The trails in the park proper are generally quite easy because they wind through the valleys and don’t have a lot of climbing, but neither are they dead flat and boring. Since they have mountains on at least one side at all times, the scenery is always more than pleasant and frequently spectactular. And from the park you can get to the Backbone Trail, the holy grail of trails in the Santa Monica Mountains. Connecting them is the imfamous Bulldog Motorway – you either love it or hate it – as it climbs 1750 feet from the valley floor to the Castro Motorway on Castro Ridge.
Highway 101 Las Virgenes, Malibu Canyon Road