A world apart from urban Los Angeles – and just 30 minutes away!
Malibu Creek State Park is over 8,000 acres of beautiful scenery that is truly spectacular. There are 15 miles of streamside trail through oak and sycamore woodlands and chaparral-covered slopes. After a good rain, namesake Malibu Creek comes to life.
What makes the park so great? Dramatic, jagged peaks, stunning canyon vistas, oak woodlands, rolling hills of tallgrass, a large volcanic swimming hole, world class hiking, biking and rock climbing and more! See the "Have Fun" page.
The park is something of a miracle when you consider how little of it has changed since the Chumash settled here 5,000 to 10,000 years ago.
While visiting, you may get a glimpse of the abundant wildlife enjoying the habitat we strive to keep safe. Please join us in our efforts to preserve and protect this magnificent park.
1925 Las Virgenes Road (at Mulholland Hwy)
Cornell, CA 91301 (818) 880-0367
From the Beach: Take Pacific Coast Highway north / west to Malibu Cyn. Road and turn right past Pepperdine University . In the canyon, pass through the tunnel and go past the light at Piuma Road. Just before the next light at Mulholland Hwy, turn left into Malibu Creek State Park.
From the 101 Freeway: Exit at Las Virgenes Rd. in Calabasas and head south for several miles where the first light / intersection is Mulholland Hwy. The park entrance is just past Mulholland on the right.
Park Hours: Every day from Dawn til Dusk
Daily wood fire statuses are posted at the park's entry kiosk and in the campground
The park is closed during high wind conditions that spreads fire quickly. For fire closure information, call (805) 488-8147.
DOGS and other domestic animals are not allowed beyond the parking and camping areas. They may both injure and be injured by park wildlife and may acquire diseases from them.
SUN Even on short visits, please protect yourself. Wear sunscreen or long, lightweight clothing. A wide brimmed hat creates shade wherever you are!
WATER Especially for active park users, carrying water or sports drinks is important for staying hydrated, comfortable and energized. One quart per person for short walks, more for longer hikes. .
SNAKES seen mostly in Spring months, they have been in the park for thousands of years. The best way to avoid them is to stay on the trail. If you come across a rattler, slowly walk around & away from it.
HIKING Trails have loose rocks. Watch your step and don’t try to make a full hike in sandals or flat shoes with no grip. Do not hike off trail. Ticks, snakes and other creatures hide in the tall grass.
SWIMMING Diving at the Rock Pool is Against State Law. DANGER: Shallow Water and Submerged Rocks.
TICKS are plentiful. Some of them carry diseases. Check your clothing and exposed skin after hiking.
POISON OAK can be identified by its clusters of three shiny green or red leaflets. The best way to avoid it is to stay on the trail.
Open on weekends only, Noon to 4:00 . See the "Docents" page for more info.
All day parking is $12.00 (current as of March 2010). On weekdays, there is no one at the entrance booth, so the honor system is employed through a self pay system. Your day fee covers same day access/parking to ANY California State Park and/or Beach!
Dogs are allowed in the parking lot and campground only. They are not allowed on the backcountry trails.
land that is the park today
was a hunting and fishing
Our exclusive, full-color folding map of Malibu Creek State Park!
Your favorite trails are detailed along with photographs and a handy points-of-interest guide to make the park more fun.
All sales benefit educational programs in the park.
Only $5.00 (incl. S&H)
FIRE is a constant danger, especially in summer and fall. Smoking and all fires are prohibited outside of the parking area, picnic area and campground.
Gas and charcoal fires are always allowed in the campground. Due to the long running California drought, clearance to burn a wood fire in the campground is updated daily by fire officials using the same method for determining daily fire danger as posted on signs common in our state and national forests.