La Jolla Canyon Trail

Point Mugu State Park, California

Elevation Gain1,248ft
Trailhead Elevation46ft
Elevation Min/Max42/596ft
Elevation Start/End46/46ft

La Jolla Canyon Trail

La Jolla Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Ventura County, California. It is within La Jolla Valley Natural Preserve, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and Point Mugu State Park. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 46 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,248 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms. This trail connects with the following: La Jolla Valley Loop Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Conejo Valley (Falcon Guides)
Allen Riedel
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"Walk through peaceful riparian canyons and an incredible valley surrounded by the beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains. Enjoy the wildflowers in the Spring. It can be hot in the Summer." Read more
101 Hikes in Southern California: Exploring Mountains, Seashore and Desert (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad and David Money Harris
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"Lazily curving up the rumpled slopes of the western Santa Monica Mountains, the Ray Miller Trail takes in sweeping views of the Point Mugu coastline and the distant Channel Islands. This is the westernmost link in the nearly completed Backbone Trail, which skims along the crest of the Santa Monicas for some 65 miles. The Ray Miller Trail offers a well-graded and scenic approach to the rounded ridge that divides the two largest canyons in Point Mugu State Park: La Jolla and Big Sycamore. The trail was named after California’s first official State Park Campground Host, who served here from 1979 until his death in 1989." Read more

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Quite beautiful! Perfect for one night. Relatively easy 6 mile loop...plenty of campsites - both individual and group. TONS of mosquitos and poison be wary. Otherwise, really enjoyable.
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Great trail! Took 10 Brownie Girl Scouts on half of the trail in the afternoon, stopped at the falls then turned back at the pond . . . they loved it! Highly recommend to new hikers as well as seasoned, lots to see and hear and smell.

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Trail Information

Point Mugu State Park
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Point Mugu State Park
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USGS Point Mugu
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Dec 2018