Hike the Scenic Trail in Point Mugu State Park

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This easy day hike takes you to an incredible overlook of the Pacific Ocean, Point Mugu and the Pacific Coast Highway.

The trailhead is located in the day use area of Point Mugu State Park.  Park in the day use area parking lot. There is a parking fee of $12/day or $3/hr. 

 From the parking lot, walk through the campground until you reach the old service road.  After passing through the gate, turn left at the sign for the Scenic Trail. Gradually ascend for approximately 0.7 miles until you reach the top of the Scenic Trail Overlook.  You’ll have incredible ocean views with the Pacific Coast High below and Point Mugu to the north.

Make sure to explore the various spur trails at the top for different vantage points.  You can also extend your hike by hiking the 0.4 mile ridge trail to the left. (Note: as of May 2017, the ridge trail is closed for restoration. Please respect park rules and avoid this area until reopened.)

To the right, the trail connects to the Overlook Trail and to the Sycamore Canyon Fire Road Trail.  If you desire a longer hike and want to explore more of the park, these trails can be used to loop back to the park entrance.  Otherwise, simply retrace your steps back down the Scenic Trail.

Distance

1.4 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

200 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Mountain Biking, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers

Nearby Lodging

Ventura Ranch KOA

Santa Paula, California

Acton / Los Angeles North KOA

Acton, California

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Beautiful!

Very scenic views but not particularly challenging. Part of the larger backbone trail. A little overgrown.

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