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Malibu Creek State Park


Hiking Distance: 4 Miles Round Trip Hiking Time: 2 Hours Configuration: Out-And-Back Elevation Gain: 100 Feet Difficulty: Easy Exposure: Exposed Dogs: Not Allowed

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

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Liberty Canyon Natural Preserve Is One Of Three Natural Preserves In Malibu Creek State Park. The Preserve Is Home To A Rare Stand Of California Valley Oaks. This Hike Begins Just North Of The Main Park Entrance. The Path Crosses The Rolling Grassland At The V-Shaped Merging Of Liberty Canyon And Las Virgenes Canyon. After Crossing A Bridge That Spans Liberty Creek, The Route Follows The Liberty Canyon Trail, A Fire Road That Parallels The East Side Of The Creek. The Trail Gently Climbs Through Oak Woodlands To The Head Of The Canyon, Where There Are Views Of The Surrounding Hills. En Route, The Trail Connects With The Talepop Trail (Hike 99) And The Phantom Trail.

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 6.5 Miles Up The Winding Canyon Road To Mulholland Highway. Turn Left And Park 0.1 Mile Ahead In The Parking Pullouts On Either Side Of The Road.

From The Ventura Freeway/Highway 101, Take The Las Virgenes Road Exit. Drive 3.1 Miles South To Mulholland Highway. Turn Right And Park 0.1 Mile Ahead In The Parking Pullouts.

The Hike

Take The Signed North Grassland Trail And Head North. Pass The Sepulveda Adobe, A Historic White Adobe House Built By Pioneer Homesteader Pedro Sepulveda In 1863. Cross The Rolling Grasslands At The Convergence Of Liberty Canyon And Las Virgenes Canyon. Loop Around The West Side Of The Edison Substation. Continue North Past Oak Trees, Bearing Right At A Trail Split. Cross A Footbridge Over Liberty Creek By A Small Waterfall And Pools To A Signed T- Junction. Head Left On The Liberty Canyon Trail, Passing A Junction At One Mile With The Talepop Trail (Hike 99). Continue Straight Ahead, Climbing The Hillside Through An Oak Grove Overlooking The Canyon, Then Return To The Canyon Bottom. The Trail Ends At The Head Of The Canyon By Park Vista Road And Liberty Canyon Road. The Phantom Trail Heads Southwest Through The Meadow To The Left. Return Along The Same Trail. I

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