Point Mugu State Park
9000 W. Pacific Coast Hwy
Hiking Distance: 2-Mile Loop Hiking Time: 1 Hour Configuration: Loop Elevation Gain: 900 Feet Difficulty: Easy To Moderate Exposure: Mostly Exposed Dogs: Not Allowed
Maps: U.S.G.S. Point Mugu Point Mugu State Park Map Tom Harrison Maps: Point Mugu State Park Trail Map
Scenic Trail-Over Look Fire Road Loop Map Photo Gallery
The Scenic And Overlook Trails Are Located Along The Oceanfront Mountains Of Point Mugu State Park. The Overlook Fire Road, An Unpaved, Vehicle- Restricted Road, Follows A High North/South-Running Ridgeline That Separates Big Sycamore Canyon From La Jolla Valley. The Scenic Trail Is A Footpath That Contours The Oceanfront Slope On A Chaparral-Covered Ridge To Panoramic Overlooks Of The Pacific. Both Trails Begin In The Shade Of Big Sycamore Canyon And Form A Loop On The West Canyon Slope.
To The Trailhead
From Santa Monica, Drive 31 Miles Northbound On The Pacific Coast Highway/Highway 1 To The Posted Big Sycamore Canyon Entrance On The
Right. (The Trailhead Entrance Is 1 3.3 Miles West Of Kanan Dume Road In Malibu And 5.3 Miles West Of The Well-Marked Leo Carrillo State Beach.)
Turn Right And Park In The Day-Use Pay Parking Lot 0.1 Mile Ahead On The Left. (Parking Is Free In The Pullouts Along The Pch.)
Heading Southbound On The Pacific Coast Highway/Highway 1 From Las Posas Road In Southeast Oxnard, Drive 5.8 Miles To The Big Sycamore Canyon Entrance On The Left.
From The Parking Area, Walk Up The Road Past The Campground To The Big Sycamore Canyon Trailhead Gate. Continue Up The Unpaved Road About 50 Yards To The Signed Junction With The Scenic Trail. Take The Trail To The Left (West) Across Big Sycamore Creek, And Head Up The Wooden Steps. Steadily Gain Elevation Up An Open, Grassy Hillside With Views Of Big Sycamore Canyon. At The Saddle Near The Top Of The Hill Is A Trail Split. The Left Fork Leads A Short Distance To An Oceanfront Overlook. Continue Up To Several More Viewpoints. Return Back To The Junction, And Head North To A Junction With The Overlook Fire Road. Take This Service Road Downhill To The Right, Winding 0.9 Miles Back To The Big Sycamore Canyon Floor. Near The Bottom, Five Gentle Switchbacks Lead To The Junction Across The Creek. Take The Canyon Trail To The Right, Leading 0.4 Miles Back To The Trailhead Gate.
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