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Malibu Creek State Park

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Address: 1925 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas, CA 91302
Phone Number: 1-818-880-0367
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Used as a setting for many television shows and movies, this park...

Used as a setting for many television shows and movies, this park offers every type of backdrop from volcanic cliffs and babbling creeks to gorges and waterfalls.

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Hike to the MASH set!

This is a pretty easy "hike" to see the spot where the television series MASH filmed it's outside shots. They have left behind several artifacts and photos from the show so it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pretty easy "hike" to see the spot where the television series MASH filmed it's outside shots. They have left behind several artifacts and photos from the show so it makes it easy to see where this great show was filmed. As far as the hike goes, you'll want sturdy shoes as it is pretty rocky terrain. There... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a past fan of the show, M*A*S*H, I truly enjoyed this hike. Despite the drought conditions, there were some lush, green areas along the water making for beautiful photos with the mountains in the background. Came to this park some years back and was a bit dismayed to see how dried up the creek and swimming hole were from... More 

Thank mgomez2468
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Malibu Creek State Park because I was a huge M*A*S*H fan and heard that the old set was there. It's a little tough to find, but once you find Crag Rd (and a place to park--not an easy feat!) it's a nice little hike--about a mile and a half. If you're a fan of M*A*S*H or television... More 

Thank Valleyblue
Santa Monica, California
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51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice spot for walk in the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu Creek State parkgrounds with bobcats, coyotes, deer, the local hawks, owls, egrets and big oak trees among a few creeks running through it. Best after a rain to get the best greenscapes.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I personally didn't find this place amazing, we just went there for a few hours, we didn't camp, but one of the camping areas that we saw didn't have anything extraordinary. The water in the rock pool is dirty (greenish - made me think your can get parasites from there), it was also too small and crowded, I really don't... More 

Thank NFA05
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18 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We camped 35 nights this summer, and this was by far the worst maintained place we stayed. There are few choices for camping in the LA area. It is a shame that the state cant do a better job of maintaining this facility, Especially with the ridiculous nightly rate of $40 for a tent site. The drought has left the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Go first thing and avoid crowds and have the entire park alone. The park opens at 8 am, and premium parking is available, with no waiting, lines, or crowds. The MASH site is interesting and worth the hike. Note that if arriving early, as suggested, the visitor's center is only open from noon to 4 pm daily. If you don't... More 

1 Thank LV_Lee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Pros: large campsites, clean bathrooms, great trails for hiking and mountain biking, lots of trees to shade our tents, dogs allowed in campsite. Cons: no wood allowed in firepits- only charcoal in firepit, no dogs are allowed on the hiking trail.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We spent two nights at the campground. Although expensive for the available utilities (hot water for shower is charged), the campground is nice. Most of the sites have scarce shade though. Except a young blond extremely rude and aggressive Ranger, they were very nice. They arranged us to swap our tent site to a more shady one and they reminded... More 

1 Thank zotz34fr
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Number of top roped and sports crags here. Tend to be high end loaded, definitely a lot more sub 5.9 routes needed for the average climber. Can be a furnace on a hot day. Recommend Planet of the Apes wall. 3 routes there of 15-20m length graded 5.9-5.10b can be easily setup for top roping.

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