Hike to the Cave of Munits

1.6 Miles Round Trip - 750 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

El Escorpion Trail - Search Nearby - Added by Derek Mathewson

Munits is an epic spot if you're looking to go caving! Not many around here like this one. There's even another cave inside The Cave Munits. It's pretty dark and can be hard to see, so a flashlight is recommended. The trail to the cave will also lead you to Castle Peak.

Are you looking for a hike that offers trail running, scenic views, hiking, and CAVE exploring? This short, but exciting trail leads you on a short 0.8 mile hike to the Cave of Munits. When starting at the main trailhead, El Scorpion Park, take the wide paved dirt road all the way till you get to the large tree near the hills. The trail will then split three ways. Taking the trails to the left and middle will take you to the hills. So take the trail to right, and hike another approximate 0.2 miles. You'll see the entrance to the cave from a distance, so their shouldn't be any confusion.

Once inside the cave, it feels as if it's something you'd seen in a movie or through another outdoor enthusiasts photos. You'll definitely need a second to take it in and embrace it. With this spot being so close to the main roads and the city, it's hard to believe that there's not more people, graffiti and trash...but lets not jinx it! There are also small little caves in the area, so keep a lookout.

After you've done your exploring, you can then either go back the way you came, or you can scramble your way to the top of the cave where the trail continues to Castle Peak. Roundtrip loop from the start of the trail to castle peak is 2.1 miles. Remember, graffiti is perfectly acceptable in the built environment, but nature is not the place for your spray paint. please pack out what you pack in and respect the land!

Tags

Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic

Details

1.6 Miles
750 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Acton, California

Acton / Los Angeles North KOA

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Ventura Ranch KOA

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Fun!

I don't get out much, but this was pretty cool. Great hike with great views. A little more rock climbing then I thought there would be but nothing too crazy. Would definitely go again.

Pretty Cool!

We did this in 100 degree weather so that was a bit of a drag, but other than that it was cool! The rocks are very smooth so finding traction is harder and we did slide a bit. The caves are easy to find, you can see them in the distance from a certain point! It doesn’t take too long to explore it all in it’s entirety. I would recommend this for photography and someone looking for an easier “hike”...more of a nice walk ;)

Awesome

Adam the thing says intermediate level down at the bottom so that's ur fault.....anyway it was beautiful short hike but worth it I got to go inside the caves and explore there are some steep hills so wear some good hiking shoes in order to get down from the caves u need to be careful! It's not that bad just alittle sketchy if u haven't done it before after the first time cloning its a piece of cake!