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    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Map and Site Information: Malibu Creek State Park

Malibu Creek State Park

Malibu Creek runs through the middle of the park, granting hikers 15 miles of streamside trails within the 37 miles in the 8000 total acreage. Tree types include Oak Savannah, Sycamores, and Redwoods. Wildflowers are most abundant in the northwest area of the park. Patient travelers might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a mountain lion, hummingbirds, or salamanders. The park is a famous filming spot seen in M*A*S*H, Planet of the Apes, and over 100 other Hollywood productions.

 
Horseback riding, restrooms, stroller access, ranger station, store, camping, picnic area, easy hiking, moderate hiking, strenuous hiking, wildlife viewing, wildflower viewing, climbing, and biking.
 
Malibu Creek

Site Info and Map

Malibu Creek State Park Guide and Campground Map (PDF - 306 KB)

Fee may be collected for entry.
Fee required for camping.

Directions

1925 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302

Main Entrance: Ventura Fwy (101) Exit Las Virgenes Rd. Go 3 miles south on Las Virgenes Rd to Mulholland Hwy intersection (traffic light). Park entrance is 0.25 mile south of the intersection on Las Virgenes Rd. From Pacific Coast Hwy: north on Malibu Canyon Rd to park entrance on left.

Tapia Unit: Entrance is 1 mile south of entrance to Malibu Creek State Park.

Reagan Ranch: Ventura Fwy (101) to Kanan Rd exit. South on Kanan 0.5 mile. Left on Cornell Way and veer to right. South 3 miles to parking area on left (just past Mulholland Hwy).

Backbone Trailhead-Malibu Canyon Road: Ventura Fwy (101) Exit Las Virgenes Rd. Go south 5 miles to parking lot on right.

 
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To learn more about this site, visit the Malibu Creek State Park webpage.

This site is managed and operated by California State Parks.

Did You Know?

The city of Los Angeles can be seen from many scenic view points in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Comprising 153,075 acres, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is the world's largest urban national park. It has more area codes (5) and zip codes (26), including the notable 90210 zip code of Beverly Hills, than any other unit in the National Park System.