• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Map and Site Information: Charmlee Wilderness Park

charmlee wilderness

Charmlee Wilderness Park includes picnic areas, native plant displays, a nature center, and more than eight miles of hiking trails. Programs include a volunteer docent program, school and group nature programs, and a variety of public hikes and interpretive programs.

Restrooms, pets on leash, ranger station, picnic area, easy hiking, moderate hiking, biking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing.
charmlee wilderness

Site Info and Map

Charmlee Wilderness Park (JPG - 550 KB)

Fee may be collected for entry.


2577 Encinal Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

Pacific Coast Hwy, about 3 miles south of Ventura County line. Turn inland on Encinal Canyon Rd, 4 miles to park entrance on the left side of road.


This site is managed and operated by the City of Malibu

Did You Know?

Backbone trail hikes lead to views of mountains, canyons, and the Pacific Ocean.

Piece by piece, a trail is forging its way along the "backbone" of the recreation area. California State Parks took the first step toward a 65-mile Backbone Trail in 1978. With 5 miles left to go, single track trails and fireroads will unite this patchwork of public parklands from east to west.