Leo Carrillo Beach: Leo Carrillo Beach Trail

#1 of 3 trails in Leo Carrillo State Park

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Leo Carrillo Beach: Leo Carrillo Beach Trail is a 3 mile out and back trail located near Malibu, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for camping, hiking, scenic driving & sea kayaking and is accessible year-round.

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David S (1083)

48 Completed33 Reviews

great camping for families with access to beach. nice tide pools for the kids. a little scrambling for the young'ns makes this a great weekend.

Scott Miller (2015)

23 Completed23 Reviews

There is a mobile trailer park for Leo Cabrillo Beach, a small visitors center, as well as the trailhead for numerous paths above PCH highway. I avoided the parking fee by leaving my car on PCH headed east. The fog had lifted by 8 AM on this section of Malibu but remained over the eastern section near Kanan Road. The rock out-cropping's into the ocean provide scenic viewpoints for photographing birds, fisherman, and occasional surfers. The ascent and descent from the oceanside hill is not very dramatic but it's good exercise for moderate hikers and safe for children.

Kenneth O. (1627)

Park on PCH to avoid the fee! Try to time the hike at low tide and then you can explore the sea cave, seaside rocks and tide pools. The beach has a very different feel from the south bay (Torrance, Redondo, Hermosa, Manhattan, etc.) beaches that I more frequently visit. Nice place for a family day of exploration. 5.55 out of 10.

Daddy Cruz (91)

6 Completed4 Reviews

$ 12 day parking pass. This was perfect to spend the morning out in Malibu. We got there late which was 10 am & there were very few people around. It was great, one minute we're walking on the beach, the next minute we came across huge rocks/boulders on the beach, so either A) go all the way back & around to get to other side & continue on beach or B) just climb up & over the rocks which is more fun or C) swim out & around the rocks. There's a cool cave walk thru open on both ends, about 20 ft long.

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