Category Archives: Santa Monica Mountains

Charmlee Wilderness Park, Wonderful Family Hiking Area

You should visit this amazing place north of Malibu for beautiful hikes and walks through trails in meadows overlooking the ocean.

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Hike to Tallest Peak in Santa Monica Mountains, Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak

This is an amazing “must do” hike in the Los Angeles area, north of Malibu.

If you like fabulous views and almost fantasy-like environments this is your hike.

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This is a loop hike via the Mishe Mokwa trail to Sandstone Peak.

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Enjoy Hike in Shady Santa Ynez Canyon, Pacific Palisades

There aren’t many shady hikes in the Los Angeles area, so it’s valuable to know where any of them are.

There’s a great short hike in the Pacific Palisades in Santa Ynez Canyon where the trails are covered by wonderful shade trees.

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Hike to Mugu Peak, Amazing Ocean Views

Hike 1,200 feet straight up from the beside the ocean for a great workout and awesome views of the coast.

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You get to Mugu Peak by hiking through canyons and grasslands of  La Jolla Canyon and La Jolla Valley.

This great hike is located north of Malibu, CA.

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Malibu Grotto Hike, Waterfalls and Stunning Canyon Views

The Malibu Grotto Hike is a “must do” hike in this area.

This is a very beautiful environment, especially after some rains.

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The trail is located north of Malibu. It has waterfalls, a creek and stunning mountain and canyon views.

This out-and-back moderate hike is about 2 miles each way for a total of 4 miles. It takes about 2-2.5 hours to do the entire hike and take in all the sights.

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Newton Canyon – Beautiful Waterfalls, Awesome Hike

The hike to Newton Canyon Falls is located inland from the Malibu, Pt Dume and Zuma Beach area, in the Santa Monica Mountains.

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This is an out-and-back easy-moderate hike featuring two waterfalls. It covers about 6.5 miles total and takes about 3-4 hours.

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Great views and workout at Los Liones Trail

It’s a wonderful time of the year to hit the trail up to the panoramic views at Los Liones  trail in the Pacific Palisades.  The views are great, especially up at the Parker Mesa Overlook, and the workout up the trail is just as heart pumping as it’s ever been!

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