La Jolla Valley Loop From La Jolla Canyon Map

Hiking Distance: 6 Miles Hiking Time: 3 Hours

Configuration: Out-And-Back With Large Loop

Elevation Gain: 750 Feet

Difficulty: Moderate To Strenuous

Exposure: Mostly Exposed With Some Forested Pockets

Dogs: Not Allowed

Maps: U.S.G.S. Point Mugu Point Mugu State Park Map Tom Harrison Maps: Point Mugu State Park Trail Map

La Jolla Canyon Is A Steep, Narrow Gorge With A Perennial Stream And A 15- Foot Waterfall. The Rocky Canyon Is A Gateway To The La Jolla Valley Natural Preserve, A 600-Acre Unspoiled Landscape Protecting The Rare Perennial Native Bunchgrass Prairie.

La Jolla Valley Loop From La Jolla Canyon Map Photo Gallery



The Natural Preserve Is Tucked Into The Far West End Of The Santa Monica Range Within Point Mugu State Park. The 800-Foot-High Rolling Grassland Is Rimmed By An Arc Of Mountain Ridges, Including Mugu Peak, Laguna Peak, And La Jolla Peak, And Is Only Accessible To Foot Traffic.

This Hike Climbs Through The Rock-Walled Canyon Along La Jolla Creek, Passing La Jolla Canyon Falls En Route To The Broad Valley. The Trail Loops Around The Vast Meadow, Passing A Seasonal Tule And Cattail-Fringed Pond, A Walk-In Campground, Picnic Areas, And Coastal And Mountain Overlooks.

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