Liberty Canyon Trail

Malibu Creek State Park, California

Elevation Gain650ft
Trailhead Elevation723ft
Elevation Min/Max612/733ft
Elevation Start/End723/723ft

Liberty Canyon Trail

Liberty Canyon Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Agoura Hills, California. It is within Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Malibu Creek State Park, and Liberty Canyon Natural Preserve. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 723 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 650 feet. This trail connects with the following: Las Virgenes Fireroad, Talopop Trail, North Grasslands Trail and Phantom Trail.

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"Liberty Canyon is one of three natural preserves in Malibu Creek State Park. The canyon has a rare stand of California valley oak. This trail leads up the valley floor to the head of the canyon."

"Across Mulholland Highway from the main body of Malibu Creek State Park is an arm of park land called Liberty Canyon, as lonely a place as you’ll find in the popular state park. It’s an area rich in history, believed to have been continuously inhabited by prehistoric peoples and more recently by the Chumash from 6000 B.C. to the early 1800s.

Talopop was the name of the native Chumash village located here; it’s now the name of the loop trail that circles the tribe’s ancestral land. In 1834, the land along Las Virgenes Creek became part of the Las Virgenes Rancho belonging to Domingo Carrillo and Nemisio Dominguez. Dominguez’s daughter Maria married Pedro Sepúlveda in 1859 and the couple built an adobe near the banks of the creek. They raised twelve children in the two-room adobe that still stands near the corner of Malibu Canyon Road and Mulholland Highway."

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Trail Information

Malibu Creek State Park
Nearby City
Malibu Creek State Park
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Malibu Creek State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Malibu Beach & Calabasas, Trail Map of the Santa Monica Mountains Central
Local Maps

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Sep 2018