La Jolla Valley Loop

Highlights: Mountain and Ocean Views, Family Hike, Sycamore Trees, Beach

  • Near: Malibu, CA
  • Distance: 9.5 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 1100 ft.
  • Hike Time: 4 hour
  • Difficulty: 5/10
  • Trail Condition: well maintained trail/fire road
  • Trail head map: Click here for Google map
  • Detailed map: Click here
  • Rating: 3.5/5


Great family hike with plenty of views on a clear day. There are also numerous alternate trails to choose from. Overnight camping is offered by the road if you want to make this a weekend trip . I might try this loop next time on my mountain bike since the trails are well kept and not very rocky.



From Los Angeles – 10 fwy (west) to Pacific Coast Hwy. (north) to Point Magu State Park entrance (right) to trailhead.

la jolla valley

La Jolla Valley

santa barbara islands

View of Santa Barbara Islands

sycamore canyon trail

Sycamore Canyon Trail

backbone trail point magu

Backbone Trail at Point Magu


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