Santa Ynez Canyon to Trippet Ranch

  • Highlights: Lush creek side landscape, pleasant oaks and sycamore trees, caves, rocks
  • Near: Malibu, CA
  • Distance: 5 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 800 ft
  • Hike Time: 2.5 hours
  • Difficulty: 3/10
  • Trail Condition: Well maintained trail
  • Restrictions: No dogs or bikes
  • Trail head: Click here for Google map
  • Detailed map: Click here
  • Rating:4/5

This is a good all-around family hike with plenty to see and do. There is a pleasant year-round stream, flowers, birds singing, bees buzzing, caves to explore and rocks to climb.

Trail head:
Pacific Coast Hwy (north) to Sunset Bl. (right) to Palasades Drive (left) to Ver De La Montura (left) to trail head.

Ken in Cave

Leopard lily

Leopard lily

Santa Ynez Trail Sign

Santa Ynez Trail Sign


2 thoughts on “Santa Ynez Canyon to Trippet Ranch

  1. We went on this hike a couple years back when on a family trip. Didn’t think our kids would make it but they did great, and the hike is definitely one we’d like to do again.

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