Nicholas Flat Trail

Nicholas Flat Natural Preserve, California

Elevation Gain1,923ft
Trailhead Elevation22ft
Elevation Min/Max22/1685ft
Elevation Start/End22/22ft

Nicholas Flat Trail

Nicholas Flat Trail is a hiking trail in Malibu, California. It is within Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Leo Carrillo State Park, and Nicholas Flat Natural Preserve. It is 3.3 miles long and begins at 22 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,923 feet. This trail connects with the following: Nicholas Ridge Motorway, Willow Creek Trail, Ridgeline Trail, Pond Trail and Meadow Trail.

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Day Hiking Los Angeles (The Mountaineers Books)
Casey Schreiner
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"One of the most challenging and rewarding hiking experiences in the Santa Monica Mountains, this trail rises from the coast through four different plant communities to spectacular secluded grasslands. Along the way, you’ll be treated to some of the best views of the Santa Monicas you’ll get on any hike." Read more

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Trail Information

Nicholas Flat Natural Preserve
Nearby City
Leo Carrillo State Park
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Leo Carrillo State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Trifuno Pass
Local Maps

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Dec 2018