Las Virgenes View Park – 13 Photos

Hiking Distance: 4.8 Miles Round Trip Hiking Time: 2.5 Hours

Configuration: Out-And-Back With Small Loop At Summit Elevation Gain: 450 Feet Difficulty: Easy To Moderate

Exposure: Exposed Hillside With Shaded Pockets Of Oak Dogs: Allowed

Maps: U.S.G.S. Malibu Beach Malibu Creek State Park Map Tom Harrison Maps: Malibu Creek State Park Trail Map

The Las Virgenes View Park Stretches Over Almost 700 Acres, Across The Road

And Adjacent To Malibu Creek State Park. Within The Park’S Varied Landscape Are Oak Woodlands, Rolling Grasslands, Chaparral Hillsides, And A Riparian Zone With Sycamores, Willows, Cottonwoods, And Bays. The Undeveloped Multi-Use Park Is Open To Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Equestrians, And Dogs.

Las Virgenes View Park – 13 Photos Photo Gallery

The Las Virgenes View Trail Climbs The Rolling Hills To An 1,100-Foot Overlook With Sweeping 360-Degree Vistas. The Views Span Across Malibu Creek State Park, Goat Buttes, Lady Face Mountain, Stokes Canyon, Saddle Peak, Castro Peak, And Calabasas Peak. The Trailhead Is A Short Distance North Of The Main Entrance To Malibu Creek State Park.

To The Trailhead

From Santa Monica, Drive 12 Miles Northbound On The Pacific Coast Highway/Highway 1 To Malibu Canyon Road. Turn Right (North) And Continue 6.7 Miles Up The Winding Canyon Road To Mulholland Highway. The Trailhead And Parking Area Is On The Northeast (Right) Corner Of The Intersection.

From The Ventura Freeway/Highway 101 In Calabasas, Take The Las Virgenes Road Exit. Drive 3.1 Miles To Mulholland Highway. The Trailhead And Parking Area Is On The Northeast (Left) Corner Of The Intersection.

Las Virgenes View Trail

Calabasas Open Space

From The Trailhead Map Kiosk, Head Up The Slope, Above And Parallel To Las Virgenes Road. Zigzag Up The Hill On Four Switchbacks And Descend On Two More, Returning To Las Virgenes Road. Again Ascend The Hill To Views Of Goat Buttes And Phantom Ridge In Malibu Creek State Park. Curve Away From The Road. Walk Through Oak Groves And Cross The Exposed, Chaparral-Clad Hills. Traverse The Mountain At A Steady Uphill Grade Through Pockets Of Scrub Oak And Oak Woodlands. Gradually Descend Again, Losing Most Of The Elevation That Was Gained. Begin The Third Ascent, Weaving Up The South Wall Of A Side Canyon. At Two Miles, The Serpentine Path Makes A Horseshoe Right Bend And Heads South. Pass The Las Virgenes View Park Connector Trail, Which Heads North On An Old Dirt Road. The Connector Trail Follows The Ridgeline For 1.5 Miles To The New Millennium Loop Trail (Hike 95). A Short Distance Ahead, Atop The Ridge, Is A Trail Split.

Begin A Small Loop To The Right, And Continue To A T-Junction. The Right Fork Ends At Private Land. Go To The Left To The 1,121-Foot Peak With Sweeping 360-Degree Vistas. The Views Include Saddle Peak, Calabasas Peak, Castro Peak, And Goat Buttes. From The Summit, Descend And Complete The Loop. Return Along The Same Trail. I

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