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Bulldog Trail/Malibu Creek State Park

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Backbone Trailhead

Malibu Canyon Road · Calabasas, CA

How to find us

I'll meet you at the trailhead.

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Get ready for New Year's eve by hiking a challenging one with a fun group!

If the group keeps a steady pace, we should be done around 3pm at the latest. Plenty of time to get ready for the evening's festivities!

This is a great hike on trails and fire roads in mountainous terrain with spectacular ocean and valley views.

Our 14 mile hike begins at the Backbone Trailhead on Malibu Canyon and proceeds along the southern rim of Malibu Creek State Park.

See trail route:

This is definitely an intermediate/advanced hike due to mileage and elevation gain of about 2600 ft.

Bring at least 3 liters of water, food, camera.

Directions to the trailhead:

From the 101: Get off at the Las Virgenes exit and go south approximately 5 miles to the trailhead parking lot just past Piuma Rd. Turn right into parking lot. (Las Virgenes Rd becomes Malibu Canyon Rd at Piuma)

From PCH: Take Malibu Cyn Rd north around 4.5 miles and just before Piuma light turn left into parking lot.

Parking is on west side of Malibu Canyon/Las Virgenes a few yards south of Piuma Rd Parking in lot is $??? exact change.

There is free parking on the dirt patch on the southeast corner of Piuma and Las Virgenes. Be carefull crossing the road.

Sorry, no dogs allowed as this is part of the State parks.

Event fee: USD1.00 per person


I am a volunteer (i.e. not liable for the group). Safety is a priority for everyone in the group. Think of this as hiking with a group of friends.



Outdoor sports and other events we plan are inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Thousand Oaks Hikers Group and it's organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for any The TOaks Hikers Group events, you are releasing the TOaks Hikers Group and it's organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgement and experience.

Responsibility: I am not responsible for you. You are responsible for you. You should be self-sufficient and be able to find your way to safety in the event you find yourself on your own. I will not lead you back to the trailhead if you decide to turn back.

Disclaimer: The organizer and assistant organizers take no responsibility and will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during this hiking event. Hiking can be inherently dangerous and accidents will happen. By participating in this hike posted on this meetup web page you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being.