Category Archives: Trails

trails I have visited


Trail: Malibu Springs to Nicholas Flat

Trail Length : 6.7 Miles

Completion Time : 3.5 hours ( with many stops for photography)

Hiked on : 3/20/2014

I did this trail last week and wanted to share it with everyone. This Hike probably had the most elevation change I have ever done  in the Santa Monica Mountains. Roughly 3800 feet +/- over the first 2 and last 2 miles. I decided to bring my dslr camera gear on this hike and that was a bit of a Continue reading


Trail: Escondido Falls: Malibu

This is a nice trail that is not too far out of the La/Santa Monica area. A nice drive up the PCH will get you to the parking area for this trail. If you go very soon, you will be lucky enough to see some water actually at this waterfall due to the heavy rains we had a few weeks ago. The first time I did Continue reading


Kanan Dume Trail

Kanan Dume Trail: one of my Favorites.! Trail Length: about 6.2 miles

This is a local trail about 45 minutes north of me up the PCH in southern California. I love this trail and go back to this one often. I recorded this entire ride on my new GoPro 3 Black edition( my quick thoughts about it here ). The entire trail with a few rest breaks took me an hour and 10 Continue reading

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Malibu Creek State Park MB Trail

Trail Length: 7.22 miles

Here is another trail that I really like to do and that is fairly close to the Santa Monica area. The drive up the PCH and past the Pepperdine campus is beautiful. There are a lot of trail options within Malibu Creek State Park, and the map below is a fun, fairly easy ride to do. The park fee is $12 to park for day use. The mapped out trail below is fairly easy with only a few areas of uphill biking. There is a stretch of pretty rocky trail after the bridge crossing and Continue reading

Will Rogers State Park Mountain Bike Trail

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Hi all, I setup another google earth map for another mountain bike trail I ride frequently. This is a fun, fairly quick mountain bike trail to hit. Its close to the city (West Side/Santa Monica) so you don’t have to drive too far which makes this a great trail if you don’t have much time.¬†Round trip ride time is about an hour on average for me so you may be able to do it quicker if you get out more than I. Below is a map with photos. This trail is about 4.8 miles total. The direction I travel on this trail goes like so. I ride into the park and up the service road then go right to go counter clockwise up Inspiration Loop Trail. Then take a right up rogers rd trail until you get up to the bridge, I usually turn around here, but the trail keeps going if you want to explore more. Once i get back to Inspiration Loop Trail, go right to continue making the loop back to the service road and go right to exit the park.

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This map shows where I park for free. You can park about a 100 yards out of the entrance if you Continue reading