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Zuma and Trancas Canyons

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Recommended Routes in Zuma and Trancas Canyons - 2

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Favorite Traversing the Canyon View Trail overlooking Malibu and the Pacific Ocean
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Zuma Ridge/Canyon Loop

11.1 mi 17.9 km 2,696' Up 821.65 m Up 2,718' Down 828.38 m Down

Malibu, CA
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Intermediate Intermediate

Backbone Trail: Kanan to Zuma Ridge

2.5 mi 4.1 km 354' Up 107.83 m Up 532' Down 162.16 m Down

Thousan…, CA
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Zuma and Trancas Canyons Hiking

  • 22 Miles 35 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 11 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Zuma and Trancas Canyons - 10

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6.0 mi 9.7 km #1Zuma Ridge Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Malibu, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Malibu, CA
4.9 mi 7.8 km #2Zuma-Edison Fire Road
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Malibu, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Malibu, CA
0.8 mi 1.2 km #3Zuma Canyon Connector Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Malibu, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Malibu, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #4Zuma Loop Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Malibu, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Malibu, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #5Ocean View Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Malibu, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Malibu, CA
0.7 mi 1.2 km #6Zuma Canyon Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Malibu, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Malibu, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #7Canyon View Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Malibu, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Malibu, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #8Ridge Canyon Access Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Malibu, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Malibu, CA
2.8 mi 4.6 km #9Kanan-Edison Road
Intermediate Intermediate
Malibu, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Malibu, CA
1.7 mi 2.8 km #10Zuma Canyon Route
Difficult Difficult
Malibu, CA
Difficult Difficult
Malibu, CA

Photos of Zuma and Trancas Canyons - 11

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Area where the trail splits two large rock formations.
Jun 16, 2015 near Malibu, CA
Example of some of the neat geology on display.
Jun 16, 2015 near Malibu, CA
Traversing the Canyon View Trail overlooking Malibu and the Pacific Ocean
Dec 5, 2016 near Malibu, CA
The view from Zuma-Edison Fire Road looking east
Dec 5, 2016 near Malibu, CA
Zuma-Edison Fire Road offers visitors great views of Zuma Canyon and the ocean beyond.
Dec 5, 2016 near Malibu, CA
The Santa Monica Mountains cast a shadow near the Zuma Canyon Trailhead in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Dec 7, 2016 near Malibu, CA
The Zuma Ridge Trail affords some truly beautiful views.
Dec 7, 2016 near Malibu, CA
Stream in Zuma Canyon.
Aug 3, 2017 near Malibu, CA
Nice views
Dec 7, 2017 near Westlak…, CA
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Dec 7, 2017 near Westlak…, CA
Swimming hole
May 15, 2022 near Malibu, CA
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