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    Leo Carrillo Beach Trail

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    8.2 km
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    53 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Hiking the Leo Carrillo Beach Trail is a wonderful experience in Southern California that will see you become acquainted with the natural beauty of Malibu. While out on the trail, you will stroll along the edge of the ocean and gaze out across its deep blue expanse, before making a return along the same route. Don’t forget to pack a towel and swimsuit to spend some time relaxing at the beach after you wrap up your walk!

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    Route Description for Leo Carrillo Beach Trail

    If you are a person who enjoys waterside scenery and spending some quality time at the beach, the Leo Carrillo Beach Trail will be the perfect route to explore when visiting Malibu.

    Setting out from the parking area, you will make your way south across the Pacific Coast Highway to meet up with the trail. Here, you will follow the path east to meet up with the sandy expanse of South Beach.

    Take your time as you follow closely along the water’s edge and experience the wonderful ocean views that this area is known for. Eventually, you will turn back and retrace your steps along the same route to return to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Leo Carrillo Beach Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for this hike can be found at the parking lot on Beach Access Road in Malibu.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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