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Zuma and Trancas Canyons

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Not an Easy Hike but Great Views

If coming in the summer, bring lots of sunscreen, a hat and extra water. It got very hot and there... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2019
Arvada, Colorado
Fabulous views of Malibu

My partner and I are runners and love to explore new areas. We were staying in the Santa Monica... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
Debbie R
York, United Kingdom
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Jul 31, 2019
“Not an Easy Hike but Great Views”
Sep 13, 2017
“Fabulous views of Malibu”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

If coming in the summer, bring lots of sunscreen, a hat and extra water. It got very hot and there is no shade. We hiked up to the top to see great views of Zuma beach. Worth it and burned lots of calories. It's not...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

My partner and I are runners and love to explore new areas. We were staying in the Santa Monica Mountains and around here and Malibu there are access to many hiking trails. There are maps easily downloadable online or you can pick them up at...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite hike in Malibu, it is a good up hill hike, with the most glorious views of the coastline you can imagine. What is also nice it is all up hill, so you get a great workout.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

I parked at the end of Bonsali road at the parking lot, took the Zuma loop trail, then the Canyon view trail and returned by the ocean view trail - it was perfect. I went on Monday morning and was probably the only person on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank TerunkaCZ
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Enjoy the ocean breeze in the foothills. Hiking is great, but watch for snakes. After a great hike, head on into Malibu for some great eats.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed March 2, 2017

Great trails complete with bathrooms and picnic tables. Parking is small but always seems that we can find a spot and we are there with a horse trailer. Great trails - lots of shorter trails and a long 12 miler we like to train on...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

There's no public access to Trancas Canyon, so visitors are instead advised to hike at Zuma Canyon (accessible at the end of either Busch Drive or Bonsall Drive; the latter has much more free public parking).

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Take your time on 23...lots of hairpin turns and 20mph speed limit. Some great views so be sure to stop and take a few pictures. Breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean from up high!

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

What a great walk this place is reminiscent of the old California form my youth and lots of fun. Area has been maintained.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Vonschmidt
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Went for a solo hike during the week. There were a few others on the trail, so I felt safe, but it wasn't crowded. Beautiful landscapes. No bugs. Easy hike.

Date of experience: October 2015
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