Zuma Canyon Trail, Malibu, CA
Zuma Canyon Trail
This 2.8-mile hike leaves a coastal Malibu neighborhood to explore rustic Zuma Canyon. The sandy single track shoots north through a brushy open space, crossing and following a stony creek bed. Sporadic oaks and sycamores become more concentrated as the mouth of the canyon closes. Enjoy the increasing shade and lush canyon views. The easy trail climbs only 300 feet and has no steep sections.
A cluster of large boulders fill the creek bed, signifying the end of the Zuma Canyon out-and-back. Adventurous hikers may continue up the untamed canyon for two more miles through the Zuma Canyon Narrows to a crossing with an Edison Service Road. This slow-going route requires serious bolder-hopping and bushwhacking.