Dogs are always welcome on this easy hike which boasts nearly three miles of walking trails to the ruins of the Roberts Ranch House and a waterfall. Located off Corral Canyon Road, this hotspot’s parking lot fills up quickly so make sure to arrive early; parking is prohibited along the canyon roads.
Malibu Creek/Rock Pool
This three-mile hike located inside Malibu Creek State Park puts you right in the epicenter of nature in the Santa Monica Mountains. Portions of the hike are shaded and lead you to serene pools and a massive volcanic rock wall. Be on the lookout for wildlife!
Begin your four-mile journey on the Winding Way trail at Pacific Coast Highway and hike your way to the gorgeous Escondido Falls. The 150-foot waterfall is a sight to be seen, and, is the tallest in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Malibu Bluffs Park
While the trails are easy and begin near the Michael Landon Center, trail runners find Bluffs Park to be the best in looping through back roads set among stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. This kid-friendly spot features multiple trails for a light hike or jog that leads back to a big parking lot, baseball fields and a playground.
Temescal Gateway Park
Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades has several trail options throughout its 141 acres of oak and sycamore canyons, a waterfall, and ridgetop views, through the adjacent Topanga State Park, Will Rogers State Historic Park, and the 20,000-acre “Big Wild.” The access for the Temescal Canyon Trail, Temescal Ridge Trail, and the Temescal Rivas Canyon Trail to Will Rogers all begin in the park at the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Temescal Canyon Road.