Hike Red Rock Canyon to Calabasas Peak

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Added by Sassy Resuello

Short hike to the top which also offers a great leg workout. Great for those days when you just want to get some blood pumping, and you want to be rewarded with amazing views.

When you get to the parking lot be sure to pay the $5 parking fee. You will need to place this in the provided envelope and drop it in the iron ranger. 

Start the hike by following the fire road behind the gate. About a couple of yards in, you will see a trail on your left which leads to a ghoulish looking cave. On a hot day, you will appreciate the cool temps inside the cave.

After exploring, continue on the trail until you reach a T-junction. Turn right and this is where the trail starts to get steeper. Simply make your way up the mountain, and you will come across another junction: Right looks like a continuation of the trail, Left will lead you on to a steep descent to reach the top. Veer left to reach Calabasas Peak.

Return the same way you came.

Pack List

  • Parking Fee ($5)
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
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Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



4.2 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1066 Feet


Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly

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Added by Sassy Resuello

Spending time outdoors and seeing the beauty of nature is my way of fueling my passion for life. Taking photos is my way of sharing the inspiration with the rest of the world.

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