Calabasas Peak Motorway Calabasas Malibu Hiking Distance: 5 Miles Round Trip Hiking Time: 2.5 Hours Configuration: Out-And-Back Elevation Gain: 700 Feet Difficulty: Moderate Exposure:...

Calabasas Peak Motorway Calabasas Malibu

Hiking Distance: 5 Miles Round Trip Hiking Time: 2.5 Hours Configuration: Out-And-Back Elevation Gain: 700 Feet Difficulty: Moderate Exposure: Exposed Dogs: Allowed

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Calabasas Peak Is Perched High Above The City Of Calabasas At An Elevation Of 2,163 Feet. From The Summit Are Views Into Red Rock Canyon To The East, Cold Creek Canyon To The South, And The San Fernando Valley To The North. Access To The Peak Is Via The Calabasas Peak Motorway, An Unpaved Fire Road. The Gated Dirt Road Follows A Ridge Between Old Topanga Canyon Road And Stunt Road By Cold Creek Canyon Preserve.

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Three Routes Lead To The Rounded Peak. This Hike Ascends To The Peak Along The Fire Road From Old Topanga Canyon Road From The Northeast. (The Next Two Hikes Climb To The Peak From Its Other Access Routes.) Throughout The Hike Are Weather-Carved Sandstone Outcroppings And Sweeping Vistas Across The Santa Monica Mountains And The San Fernando Valley.

To The Trailhead

From Santa Monica, Drive 4 Miles Northbound On The Pacific Coast Highway/Highway 1 To Topanga Canyon Boulevard And Turn Right. Continue

4.2 Miles To Old Topanga Canyon Road On The Left. Turn Left And Drive 4.1 Miles Up Old Topanga Canyon Road To Calabasas Peak Motorway On The Left, Across From The Summit To Summit Motorway. Turn Left And Continue 140 Yards To A Wide Parking Area On The Left. (En Route, The Road Passes The Posted Trailhead On The Right.) Limited Parking Is Also Available In Narrow Pullouts On The Left (Southwest) Side Of Old Topanga Canyon Road.

Calabasas Peak From Old Topanga Canyon Road

Calabasas Peak Motorway

From The Ventura Freeway/Highway 101 In Woodland Hills, Exit On Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Drive 1.3 Miles South To Mulholland Drive.

Turn Right And Continue 2.2 Miles To Old Topanga Canyon Road On The Left. (En Route, Veer Left Onto Mulholland Highway.) Turn Left On Old Topanga Canyon Road, And Drive 1.5 Miles To Calabasas Peak Motorway On The Right, Across From The Summit To Summit Motorway. Turn Right And Go 140 Yards To A Wide Parking Area On The Left, Passing The Signed Trailhead On The Right. Limited Parking Is Also Available In Narrow Pullouts On The Left (Southwest) Side Of Old Topanga Canyon Road.

The Hike

From The Parking Area, Walk 60 Yards Down The Paved Road To The Signed Access Trail On The Left. From Old Topanga Canyon Road, Walk 80 Yards Up The Paved Road To The Signed Access Trail On The Right.

Walk Up The Slope On The Footpath 0.1 Mile To A T-Junction With The Calabasas Peak Motorway, A Dirt Fire Road. The Right Fork Leads A Short Distance To A Home On Private Land. Bear Left And Head West. From The Trail Are Exceptional Views Of The San Fernando Valley And The Interior Of The Santa Monica Mountains. Climb The First Hill, Then Descend On The Rolling Ridge. Steadily Climb The Second Slope, With Continuing Vistas Across The Valley To The Los Padres National Forest And The San Gabriel Mountains. At The Top Of The Slope, Calabasas Peak Comes Into Full View. Curve Left And Head South Towards The Peak.

At 1.6 Miles, Pass The Signed Calabasas-Cold Creek (Secret) Trail (Hike 87) On The Right. Continue Up The Road 0.9 Miles, With Alternating East And West Views. Just Before The Crest Of The Road, A Footpath To The Summit Veers Sharply To The Right. The Main Calabasas Peak Motorway Continues Straight, Leading 1.7 Miles Down To Stunt Road (Hike 88). Leave The Fire Road And Switchback To The Right. Follow The Ridge 0.2 Miles, Bending Left To The 2,163- Foot Summit On A Small, Exposed Knoll. At The Peak Is A Rock Cairn, Survey Pin, And 360-Degree Vistas.

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