Hike Mugu Peak Loop via Chumash Trail

6.5 miles 1255 ft gain  - Loop Trail

Added by Sassy Resuello

Beautiful summit hike which takes you through a breathtaking valley with acres of meadows and trees. At the top you are rewarded with views of the Pacific Coast Highway coastline.

From the parking lot at the trailhead, follow the steep trail going up the mountain. This part is quite challenging, so I recommend stretching out your legs before starting the hike.

Once you reach the top, you will see your first junction. Go right if you want to go straight for the peak, and then go back the same way. To take the full loop, go left on to Chumash Trail. 

The trail is very much evident so continue on through the valley until you reach another junction with a trail marker which says "La Jolla Valley Loop", then veer right. 

Simply follow the trail until you find an old tank. This will be your marker for the Mugu Peak Trail which leads to the peak (you will find the trail behind the tank). 

You will be greeted by another junction before reaching the top. Go right to get to the top, where the flag is. The left side of the path will be your way back to the parking lot, so after summiting, simply head back to this junction and continue on the path going around the mountain (this trail offers lovely coastline views!).

Follow the trail until you reach the very first junction of the hike, and simply make your way down the steep trail back to the parking lot.

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Beach
Easy Parking
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3x

My 3rd time,and i am still enjoyed the view.

Great incline for cardio work

Starts off as a normal hike. Begins to pick up in steepness as to head to the top. Great views of the beaches at the top.

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