Climb to the Top of Ladyface

Los Angeles Ladyface Trail Head

Added by Henry Kittredge

Scramble up a unique volcanic ridgeline that overlooks Malibu Creek State Park. Climb straight up the rock for amazing 360° views. 

Ladyface is a volcanic ridge that juts up over Agoura Hills. It is a short but steep hike up the ridgeline, and it offers amazing views to either side. Sections of the trail are steep and sandy so it can be challenging to maintain your footing. Trekking poles are optional and can help with the descent. Parts will also require you to scramble up the volcanic rock walls using your hands and feet. This is the most unique and the most rewarding part of the hike. Once you reach the top you can explore the trail further or head back down the way you came.

To get to the trail head take the 101 Freeway and exit for Kanan Road. Take Kanan Road south towards the ocean. After you pass Cornell Road the Ladyface Trail Head will be down the road on your right. If you pass Silver Creek Road you have gone too far. The trail is very visible and you should see it snake along the ridge. There is no solid marker so look for where the trail meets the road. Park on the shoulder and follow the trail up along the ridge.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Hiking Boots
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
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Activities:

Fitness, Hiking

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1150 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Easy Parking
Scenic

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How to Get There

about 1 month ago

Great Hike

A bit of a climb towards the top but the view is great! Especially around golden hour.

about 1 month ago

Added by Henry Kittredge

Grew up in Austin TX and living in Los Angeles. I drove 1500 miles out to LA and never stopped driving. This is where I plan and record what I do.

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