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Malibu Creek State Park

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Address: 1925 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302-1909
Phone Number: 1-818-880-0367
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Used as a setting for many television shows and movies, this park offers...

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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We came to visit friends here and stay the night...So we didn't hike around...but had a great time in one of the camps...the campground was full of famlies so nothing was too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2016
Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We came to visit friends here and stay the night...So we didn't hike around...but had a great time in one of the camps...the campground was full of famlies so nothing was too private...but everybody behaved nicely...we a hawk swoop down on squirrels...then after he got one...the crowd would chase him...that when on all day...we will be back to explore more... More 

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

More than just mash. Lotsa trails and even campsites. All trails are gentle and you can go short or long. I only came for mash and ended up close to 4 hours just wandering around on the other trails...Lost cabin. lookout point, century dam etc. River rocks, rock climbing, dams, grasslands....Malibu Creek State park has it all. Campsites and parking... More 

1 Thank SanMo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight here in the RV for our first night ever in the RV. It was a great site with all the amenities needed including good shower and toilets and sinks. The park itself is very beautiful and perfect for hiking either short or long trails. We wished we had stayed longer at this park it was very nice.

Thank Glen C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

So somehow, in the 11 years I have lived in LA, I missed this hike. Which is a shame. As it is a lot of fun. It is super adaptable to however long you want to go. From the main parking ($12 cash or check), it is a quick jaunt to the visitor center (open only on weekends) and the... More 

3 Thank tylskie
Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

My first trip to this park. Off of PCH (Pacific Coast Hwy) onto Malibu Cyn Rd. which turns into Las Virgenes Rd. The entrance to the GRASSLAND TRAIL is marked right on Mullholland Hwy. I Parked on the road and started on the trail. Spring is undoubted the best time. California's drought has hurt the natural beauty of many inland... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We enjoy coming to hike Malibu Creek Park this time of year before it's too hot and crowded with folks. We usually tie this hike in with a visit to the King Gillette Ranch in the later afternoon. Park near PCH and wander Malibu Lagoon, then head up Malibu Creek. It goes a long way and you want to enjoy... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

My daughter, husband and I hiked to the M*A*S*H site. As I am at least 20-30 years older than most of the people I saw coming and going on the trail, I will say that I would not classify this as an "easy" hike for folks my age. Some of the hills to get to the site are fairly steep,... More 

Thank Kim W
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Easy hiking trails. Excellent scenery. Site of filming for the TV show Mash. Can walk to lot where MASH was filmed. Nice, well marked trails. Well worth the visit.

1 Thank ares949
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing place. It feels truly wild - you expect to see Cowboys on the horizon at any minute. We walked to the site for the M.A.S.H. Television show filming, and a helpful couple of volunteer rangers on horses gave us extra information there. The best piece of advice I can give is wear a hat and take... More 

2 Thank Viv C
West Hills, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

This is one of LA's best parks. It's huge! The hiking is amazing! You can take the easy route of just a few miles or take the backbone trail which can go on for dozens of miles. There's a beautiful lake and a creek. So much to do and see here. You can hike about 2 miles to the old... More 

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